Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs


Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.
Also called: Chief Deputy Sheriff, Civil Division Deputy Sheriff, Deputy, Deputy Sheriff

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
  • Law enforcement information databases
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • DesignWare 3D EyeWitness
  • Microsoft Visio
    Spreadsheet software
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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