Deputy Sheriff (Non Certified & Certified)
Salary: $38,376.00 – $66,867.72 Annually.
The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for serving the public, enforcing state and federal laws and local ordinances and supervising a shift of Deputy Sheriffs in the absence of the Sergeant.
- Performs the work of a uniformed or plain clothes Deputy Sheriff within the division to which he/she is assigned. Please not that initial assignment for all non-certified persons is Corrections.
- Supervising inmates: A corrections deputy is responsible for supervising inmates who are incarcerated within the jail facility. They may oversee daily routines such as meals, recreation time, and visitation.
- Maintaining order and security: A corrections deputy is responsible for maintaining order and security within the jail facility. This includes but is not limited to conducting searches for contraband, monitoring inmate behavior, and responding to any disturbances or emergencies.
- Enforcing rules and regulations: A corrections deputy is responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations of the jail facility.
- Conducting block checks and inmate counts: A corrections deputy is responsible for ensuring that all inmates are accounted for.
- Transporting inmates: A corrections deputy may be responsible for transporting inmates to and from court appearances and medical appointments.
- Responding to emergencies: A corrections deputy is responsible for responding to emergencies such as medical emergencies, fires, and security emergencies within the jail facility.
- Maintaining records: A corrections deputy is responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of inmate activity, including disciplinary actions, medical treatments, and visitation logs.
- Overall , the duties and responsibilities of a corrections deputy are focused on maintaining order and security within the jail facility.
- Conducting patrols: A patrol deputy’s main responsibility is to patrol their assigned area, looking for criminal activity and responding to calls for service.
- Responding to emergencies: A patrol deputy may be called upon to respond to emergencies such as accidents, fires, and medical emergencies.
- Investigating crimes: A patrol deputy may investigate crimes that occur within their jurisdiction, such as thefts, burglaries and assaults. They may collect evidence, interview witnesses, and file reports.
- Making arrests: A patrol deputy may make arrests of individuals who are suspected of committing a crime.
- Traffic Enforcement: A patrol deputy may enforce traffic laws within their jurisdiction, including issuing citations, responding to accidents, and directing traffic.
- Community engagement: A patrol deputy may engage with the community by attending community events, giving presentations and answering questions. They should also work to build relationships with community members in order to gain their trust and cooperation.
- Providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies.
- A patrol deputy may provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies such as state and federal agencies. Overall, the duties and responsibilities of a patrol officer are focused on maintaining public safety and enforcing the law within their assigned area of jurisdiction.
- Enforcing the law: A deputy Sheriff is responsible for enforcing the local, state and federal laws. They may patrol assigned areas, respond to calls for service, and conduct investigations to ensure that individuals are complying with the law.
- Protecting the public: A deputy sheriff is responsible for protecting the public and ensuring the safety of citizens within the jurisdiction. This includes responding to emergencies, preventing crime and apprehending suspects.
- Conducting investigations: A deputy sheriff may conduct investigations into criminal activity, such as theft, assault or drug offenses. They may gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work with other law enforcement agencies to build cases against suspects.
- Serving legal documents: A deputy sheriff may serve legal documents such as subpoenas, warrants, and court orders. They may also execute evictions and repossessions.
- Maintaining order: A deputy sheriff may be called upon to maintain order in public spaces, such as demonstrations or sporting or entertainment events.
- Providing support to other law enforcement agencies. A deputy sheriff may provide support to other law enforcement agencies in their jurisdiction, such as state or federal agencies.
- Operating and maintaining equipment: A deputy sheriff is responsible for operating and maintaining law enforcement equipment such as firearms, vehicles, and communication systems.
- Community Outreach: A deputy sheriff may perform duties involving mentoring and support of community youth to include schools and special projects in support of young people. The deputy sheriff may be involved in neighborhood watch activities to provide opportunities for community members to assist in making their neighborhoods safer.
- Overall, the duties and responsibilities of a deputy sheriff are focused on maintaining public safety, fostering relationships within the community, and enforcing the law within their assigned jurisdiction.
- A High School Diploma or GED.
- To be considered for the position of Deputy Sheriff, all applicants must agree to and successfully pass a background investigation, physical agility test, and polygraph.
- Must be in possession of a valid Georgia Driver’s license at the time of appointment.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be a citizen of the United States.