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PEACH COUNTY, GEORGIA
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: DEPUTY SHERIFF
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to perform law enforcement work for the Sheriff’s Department in order to preserve public peace, to enforce state traffic and criminal laws, and to protect lives, property and rights of the public.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Enforces criminal and traffic laws of the State of Georgia; reduces the commission of crimes and maintains law enforcement by patrolling throughout the County in a marked vehicle; inspects troublesome areas; checks security of business establishments; monitors radio calls; and communicates with radio dispatcher.
Responds to accidents, complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement, and domestic or public disputes; determines criminal nature of incidents, if arrest is necessary and/or if fire or medical personnel are needed; assists emergency medical personnel as needed; and takes necessary action to quell incidents.
Secures crime scenes; controls bystanders, media representatives and the general public at incident scenes; directs traffic; apprehends, arrests and/or transports persons suspected of violating federal, State or County codes and laws.
Enforces traffic laws and regulations; detects traffic violators; performs traffic accident investigations; facilitates the movement of traffic and pedestrians around accidents, disabled traffic control devices or heavily congested areas; and assists disabled motorists.
Completes paperwork and documentation for assigned shift activities, to include crime scene documentation, accident reports, incident reports, traffic reports, victim and suspect statements, vehicle and gas logs, etc.
Establishes effective working relationships with County schools and community organizations: conducts educational sessions on drug and alcohol awareness; teaches D.A.R.E. classes; secures school campuses; and conducts random weapon and drug screenings.
May specialize in providing court house security; serves as law enforcement presence in various County courtrooms; transports prisoners to and from court and ensures their safety and security during transportation; ; secures prisoners in courts; ensures orderly conduct in courtrooms and removes disruptive or threatening persons; screens ad monitors courthouse visitors.
May specialize in providing administrative support to Sheriff’s Department. Supervises Communication room staff and operations; provides clerical and secretarial support to investigators; processes firearm license requests and issues licenses; registers sex offenders; researches criminal history and other law enforcement information; types criminal warrants and other documentation; prepares case files; and maintains records and databases.
Provides escorts and security at special events and civic functions.
Assists other human service, emergency response and law enforcement personnel as needed.
Maintains assigned vehicle and law enforcement equipment.
Operates a marked vehicle, law enforcement equipment, firearms, personal computer, telephones, copiers and other general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by law enforcement training and up to 6 months of previous law enforcement experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must posses and maintain Basic Law Enforcement and Fire Arms certifications and a Georgia driver’s license.