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"Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

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.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff"

1) Place people in protective custody.

2) Transport or escort prisoners and defendants en route to courtrooms, prisons or jails, attorneys' offices, or medical facilities.

3) Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests.

4) Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.

5) Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.

6) Notify patrol units to take violators into custody or to provide needed assistance or medical aid.

7) Question individuals entering secured areas to determine their business, directing and rerouting individuals as necessary.

8) Record daily activities, and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.

9) Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders.

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10) Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes.

11) Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders.

12) Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas, in order to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators.

13) Locate and confiscate real or personal property, as directed by court order.

14) Manage jail operations, and tend to jail inmates.

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