Deputy Sheriff – Certified

Canton, GA
Cherokee Sheriff's Office

Salary: $56,325.00.

Position Summary:

This is general law enforcement work responsible for protecting life and property within Cherokee County; enforcing traffic regulation, state laws and County ordinances; responding to emergency situations, citizen requests for assistance, and alarms; and conducting investigations in response to reported or discovered criminal activity. A superior officer reviews work assignments and gives specific instructions and assistance when guidance or back-up is needed. Work requires independent judgment discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Work involves personal danger.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the County to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce laws and ordinances and protect life and property; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity; patrols for suspicious persons and vehicles.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, disturbance calls, and complaints of crimes; enforces federal, state, and local laws by performing warrant, felony or misdemeanor arrests; protects the civil rights of persons in custody; uses non-deadly and deadly force to protect oneself, other officers, and citizens.
  • Secures and protects crime scenes by establishing boundaries, detaining victims, suspects, and witnesses, locating and identifying evidence, and briefing supervisors and investigators on their arrival.
  • Conducts investigations and interview to establish probable cause and reasonable suspicion; collects information and determines follow-up actions; presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Serves as first-responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of traffic and other accidents; assists fire and emergency medical services in treating and transporting victims.
  • Conducts searches and seizures in a wide variety of contexts, including frisks, incident to an arrest, pursuant to warrant, plain view seizures emergency conditions and inventories.
  • Persons business and residential security checks; checks and ensures building/home is secured and reports unsecured buildings.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; routinely inspects roadways, bridges, and traffic signals and signs to find and report any hazardous conditions.
  • Assists stranded motorists, crowd control, traffic direction hazardous material emergency assistance; escorts special processions; responds to natural or manmade disasters; and transports prisoners to jail facility.
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of departmental records and reports in compliance with departmental and legal policies and procedures; prepares and files thorough written incident reports.
  • Operates and maintains any assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Gives advice and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic disturbances; assists citizens in need.


  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Basic certification as a Georgia Peace Officer.
  • Valid Georgia drivers license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record.
  • Completion of yearly forty (40) hours of POST approved training.
  • Twenty-one years of age.
  • Citizen of the United States, or qualified to work in the United States.
  • No felony convictions.