Deputy Sheriff

Covington, GA
Newton County Sheriff

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing a full range of law enforcement duties in the patrol, civil, crime prevention, investigation, transportation, court security or correctional officer functions of the Sheriff’s Office. The incumbent may be assigned temporarily to a specialty area within the Sheriff’s Office based on needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned geographic area;
  • Receives and responds to dispatch calls;
  • Investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls;
  • Conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public building, industrial areas and residences;
  • Maintains traffic control through observation and the use of speed detection devices;
  • Detains and tests drivers suspected of driving under the influence;
  • Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws and ordinances;
  • Prepares incident reports;
  • Attends and testifies in court on cases investigated or reports written;
  • Responds to natural and man-made disasters;
  • Transports prisoners; locates defendants and serves criminal warrants;
  • Assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes;
  • Reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges;
  • Conducts surveillance;
  • Provides assistance to the public as needed;
  • Provides information and guidance regarding victim’s rights; works with code enforcement; conducts and prepares investigations of vehicle accidents; assesses victims rendering aid to the injured prior to EMS arrival;
  • Requests assistance of other agencies including emergency and tow services;
  • Directs traffic at scene; prepares accident reports;
  • Processes arrested persons following established procedures;
  • Renders aid to other law enforcement personnel;
  • Attends/participates in daily roll call including inspection and training prior to going on duty;
  • Participates in training programs to improve knowledge and skills;
  • Performs specialized short or long term assignments including administrative, technical and investigative duties as required;
  • May serve as field training officer;
  • Works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Georgia Drivers License.
  • Must be a Certified Peace Officer under regulations of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).
  • Must not be under NCSO disciplinary reckoning period.
  • Must be qualified on the existing firearms qualification course.

Preferred Requirements:

  • 20 semester hours of college at a nationally accredited institution.