To summarize, if you want to work as front door security at a courthouse without much foot traffic, poor management that lacks leadership qualities, a
This review is solely based off my experience working at Newburyport District and Superior Courts. As an Associate Court Officer (ACO) you will be operating the x-ray machine, metal detector, garret wand and pat downs at the front door. For the first few weeks (only applies to District, you will not be sent to Superior until you are familiar with your role as an ACO) you will be assisted by another Court Officer (CO) until you fully understand how to properly scan visitors and their property. As an ACO you are also the information desk. Although District is small, you will need to know the role of each office (Probation, Clerks, District Attorney, Juvenile Probation, Law Library, Jury room), in order to send visitors to the correct office. Do your job to the best of your abilities and stay out of the workplace drama. Word spreads fast in this courthouse so be careful what you say. Although I had been given the opportunity to attend the Court Officer academy while only on the job for a few months, I declined and had begun looking for a different career. What led to this decision was how poor the management was. I understand the Chief Court Officer has the power to make decisions, however, I felt that she had often abused her right. To summarize, if you want to work as front door security at a courthouse without much foot traffic, poor management that lacks leadership qualities, and nonstop gossiping drama then this is the perfect place for you.
management lacks leadership qualities, too much workplace drama