In The Middle Ages, the primary Law Enforcement “Agent” was normally the High Sheriff. Under his position, was that of The Baliff. This position was in the “Chief Officer” of the system of population administration known as “The Hundred”. He assisted a Magistrate an could also serve as “Deputy Sheriff” (in that he served Writs and Warrants). The Baliff was also used to safeguard property. In time, the title Baliff was regulated strictly to a Law Enforcement role (as a Judge's Assistant and safeguarding all Parties before the Law). In some Countries, The Baliff is a duly authorized Law Enforcement Officer (within a Court).