What does a Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff do?

Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

Jobs Roles

  • Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders.
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
  • Record daily activities and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
  • Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators.
  • Notify patrol units to take violators into custody or to provide needed assistance or medical aid.
  • Place people in protective custody.
  • Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes.
  • Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders.
  • Question individuals entering secured areas to determine their business, directing and rerouting individuals as necessary.
  • Transport or escort prisoners and defendants en route to courtrooms, prisons or jails, attorneys' offices, or medical facilities.
  • Locate and confiscate real or personal property, as directed by court order.
  • Manage jail operations and tend to jail inmates.
  • Supervise law enforcement staff, such as jail staff, officers, and deputy sheriffs.
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