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Posted over 7 years ago

 

what are the main differences between town cops and sheriff deputies?

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Sheriff deputies usually patrol and enforce state and county laws throughout entire counties, usually rural areas. Town cops patrol and enforce state, county and local town laws in a specific town. Also, in most states, the sheriff is in charge of the county jail of his/her particular county.

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In our state, deputies serve civil process, transport prisoners, provide security in the courts, provide assistance in or performs criminal investigations and in some of the counties, also do patrol work. The jails, while run by to counties, are run by Superintendents, not the Sheriff.

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The majority of your deputies and town police are all certified law enforcement officers. It will vary from state to state and county to county. In Virginia you may have a sheriff's office thta has road eputies and jailers , or just all road deputies and they are the main law enforcemnt agency to that area to exclude state police. No there are other area in the state that have both City police like us Lyncbhburg City and also a City Sheriff's office. In the city the sheriff's office is focused mainly on civil process, court room security and prisoner transport and we handle the calls of service to the public, but on many accounts I have heard the deputies mark up to assist us on calls as well.
I guess the bottom line is the only difference between the two is their job duties because we are all equal and classified as Law Enforcement Officers.

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For the most part you guys have it right. Not to mention that in my county we are under payed..In some areas cover could be 15 to 30 minutes away. One of the old timers refer to it as the old west. If you need to hold them at gun point 'till cover arrives then so be it. In some instances you have to bite your tongue and get them another day, just come home in one piece. Some of cities that fall under my counties jurisdiction we have to wear the cities patches instead of the county patches. I'm fortunate enough to work in the courts (for now) (we are not Balifs..we are deputies...:-)..) We have the opportunity to deal with inmates, out of custody's and get a chance to do some patrolling out in the parking lots. You'll be surprise of how many parolee's we hook up out there (what morons...lol...) So we get a little of everything. be safe

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

In AZ the Sheriff is the ranking law enforcement officer in his county. He is responsible for preserving the peace, investigating criminal acts, security in the Superior court, operating the jail, and serving the process and orders of the Superior Courts. Deputies are by statute charged with all of the powers and duties of the sheriff.

Our county is approximately 11,000 square miles, our smallest patrol district is about 2500 square miles, usually staffed by two deputies per shift. Backup can be up to an hour away at times, so deputies will usually work an area in pairs. I have responded code three for 150 miles in the past, to get to an SRT call out. it seems that rural areas attract those that are hiding from the system, fortunately for us they tend to associate with like minded individuals and are soon on our radar.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

In Georgia, a sworn sheriff's deputy has arrest powers in the entire state, regardless of what county he/she is sworn in, while a municipal police officer does not.

I'm both, sworn in two counties and a municipality. :)

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IN NORTH CAROLINA THE SHERIFF IS THE HIGHEST RANKING LAW OFFICER IN THE STATE. THE SHERIFF HAS TO INVITE THE HIGHWAY PATROL INTO HIS COUNTY. LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS ANSWER TO THE POLICE CHIEF. THE LOCAL (CITY) POLICE HANDLE THERE AREA IN ANSWERING CALLS OF SERVICE, ENFORCING LOCAL STATE AND CITY LAWS AND SERVING THIER WARRANTS. THE SHERIFF HANDLES THE COURTS, JAIL, WARRANT SERVICE, CIVIL SERVICE, CALLS OF SERVICE, ENFORCES THE STATE LOCAL LAWS AND COVERS THE ENTIRE COUNTY TO INCULDE THE CITIES IN IT.