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Deputy Sheriff

Fayette County

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TITLE: Deputy Sheriff

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,117.48

*Pay incentives for experience and select POST certifications. Please view our website for more information*

Full-Time position with 12- Hour rotating shifts

Major Duties:

  • Patrol the County to deter and detect crime, enforce laws, and protect life and property
  • Perform business and residential security checks
  • Respond to calls for service, including disturbance and crime complaints
  • Serve as the first responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of crimes and traffic accidents
  • Perform misdemeanor and felony arrests to include completion of booking procedures
  • Secure and protect crime scenes, including physical evidence, suspects, victims, and statement collection
  • Enforce all traffic laws and issue citations and warnings
  • Prepare and submits initial case files in compliance with departmental policies and legal rules
  • Render advice on criminal law, civil law, ordinances, and domestic disturbance related issues
  • Maintain assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment following department policies
  • Present evidence and testimony in criminal cases
  • Assist stranded motorists, direct traffic, transport prisoners, and escort funerals
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge Required for the Position:


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of law enforcement and criminal investigation methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Knowledge of county geography, streets, roads, and buildings
  • Knowledge of the procedures used in emergency communications
  • Skill in the use of firearms
  • Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports
  • Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observation
  • Ability to operate assigned departmental vehicles and equipment, including firearms

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Georgia POST Certified Peace Officer Certification
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Georgia driver's license
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Georgia Police Standards and
    Training Council.


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