Sheriff’s Deputy

Decatur, GA
Dekalb County Sheriff
Salary: $-$

Job Code: 7101
Grade: 23
FLSA:  Nonexempt

Maintains law and order, serves legal processes of courts, provides courtroom services, and provides and maintains security, safety, care, and control of inmates, detention facility and facility equipment.


  • Conducts investigations to determine location/locate individuals named in criminal and civil papers.
  • Serves felony and misdemeanor warrants; arrests individuals named in warrants; executes lunacy pickup orders; transports prisoners to county jail or to mental institutions.
  • Enforces all the rules and regulations of the courtroom and/or jail; maintains safety and security of the general public, facility staff, and county inmates; escorts inmates to various parts of the jail or court facility.
  • Processes incoming jail inmates by taking accurate and classifiable fingerprints, photographs, and personal history; collects, inventories, and stores inmate personal clothing, jewelry, and money; issues jail clothing, linens, personal hygiene/cleaning supplies and bedding.
  • Transports inmates to and from court; provides safety and security during transport; guards prisoners in court; maintains order and security in courtrooms; searches witnesses and the public for weapons.
  • Processes bond monies and all cash bonds; approves and arranges bail bonds.
  • Observes security monitors to watch inmate movement; supervises inmates during visitation, recreation, and medical call; reports unusual observations to superiors.
  • Responds to questions, complaints, and requests for information by telephone or in person from inmates, the general public, court personnel, medical staff, attorneys, clergy, officers, employees, and supervisors.
  • Conducts periodic security inspections and searches of inmates' person and living quarters for unauthorized items including weapons, drugs, and smoking paraphernalia.
  • Supplies inmates with meals; ensures medical attention is provided to inmates as needed; dispenses medication to inmates under the direction of physician or nurse.
  • Mediates disputes between inmates and/or staff members; counsels and/or disciplines inmates as required.
  • Documents all activity conducted in assigned position; completes daily activity reports, log books, incident reports, vehicle inspection forms, inmate property receipts, and various other reports and documents associated with routine duties of Deputy Sheriff; maintains files and records.

* Indicates an "essential" job function.

Educational requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

Experience requirements:

  • Two years of experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • Georgia P.O.S.T. certification as a law enforcement officer or one year experience as a Detention Officer III/Jail Training Officer with DeKalb County.


  • Must possess a valid Georgia driver's license.
  • Must be at least 21-years of age.
  • Must pass current Georgia P.O.S.T certification as a law enforcement officer.
  • Must be licensed and qualified to operate a firearm.