Under Wyoming law, evidence specialists are not required to be certified law enforcement officers. The Big Horn County evidence specialists are not certified law enforcement officers but have many hours of training and certification as evidence specialists from the law enforcement academy and other law enforcement trainers. They are trained in gathering, documenting and preserving evidence.
Court security officers are responsible for all security aspects of a courthouse, including ensuring that the judges and judicial staff, court employees and general public visiting the courthouse are safe.
In court, these officers may perform tasks such as handing papers to the judge, ejecting people from the courtroom and helping witnesses leave the stand. They are also in charge of watching over a jury, which could include transporting the jury to and from eating establishments while they are on duty.
They also ensure that no weapons are brought into the courthouse and that the public complies with building safety rules. Other job duties include watching doorways, managing metal detectors and patrolling the courthouse hallways to check for suspicious activity.