Deputy Sheriff (Entry-Level and Lateral)

Marietta, GA
Cobb County Government

Salary: $50,373.12 – $77,574.60 Annually.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces all local and state codes, ordinances, laws and regulations, both traffic and criminal, in order to protect life and property, to promote security, and to maintain law and order.
  • Provides courtroom security: maintains a security presence in County courtrooms to ensure safety of court personnel, to identify/prevent disturbances of court proceedings, and to identify/prevent potential violence or use of weapons; and assists with courtroom proceedings and documentation process as required.
  • Manages courtroom activities: maintains law and order during courtroom proceedings; announces judge’s entry; swears in witnesses; enforces courtroom rules; answers questions from the public and judge; maintains contact with counsel during deliberations; and manages jury.
  • Conducts security checks of courthouse offices, judges’ chambers, parking lots, or other areas of courthouse; performs electronic and visual security screening of jurors, spectators, or other individuals: and safeguards judges and other judicial personnel.
  • Manages prisoners; maintains continual visual surveillance of inmates: monitors and controls all inmate activities regarding movement; subdues unruly and resisting inmates; manages interpersonal conflicts to maintain order; and performs searches of inmates.
  • Transports inmates to/from assigned locations such as courts, jails, detention center, correctional institutions, prisons, medical facilities, regional youth detention centers, or elsewhere as directed: and provides safety and security of inmates during transport.
  • Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants and civil papers: arrests individuals named in warrants; conducts investigations to determine location/locate individuals named in criminal and civil papers; performs extradition of alleged criminals from other jurisdictions to satisfy open warrants; and executes lunacy or juvenile pickup orders.
  • Patrols designated areas to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations: prevents/discovers commission of crime and traffic violations; responds to calls relayed by dispatchers; apprehends, arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders; and writes citations. Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers: responds to alarms, domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, rescue operations, public service duties, welfare checks, stranded motorists, or other calls for assistance; conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gathers information and evidence; seizes contraband and weapons; preserves evidence until the case is disposed of in a court of law; preserves and secures crime scenes; and takes photographs and prepares crime scene sketches.
  • Processes incoming detainees, e.g., conducting searches to detect concealed weapons and contraband; processing fingerprinting and identifications cards. Performs security patrol operations, providing monitoring of both inmates and security/fire systems; controls all movement within monitored area and ensures that inmates are safely and securely maintained. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED and ability to graduate from the POST academy within 18 months required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizez.
  • Have a valid driver license.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Must have no felony convictions.
  • Must pass a polygraph examination.
  • Must pass a physical examination.
  • Must pass a psychological examination.
  • Must pass an oral interview board.