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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriff

A sheriff is a government official, with varying duties, existing in some countries with historical ties to England, where the office originated. There is an analogous although independently developed office in Iceland that is commonly translated to English as sheriff, and this is discussed below.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriffs_in_the_United_States

Although the authority of the sheriff varies from state to state and county to county, a sheriff or their deputies (in all states except Delaware, where the sheriff's defined role is going through arbitration) has the power to make arrests and serve before a magistrate or judge, serve warrants for arrest or order for arrest, and give a ...

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/County+Sheriff

Definition of County Sheriff in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is County Sheriff? Meaning of County Sheriff as a legal term. What does County Sheriff mean in law?

www.sheriffs.org/sites/default/files/tb/SheriffsOfficevSheriffsDepartment.pdf

The Office of Sheriff is n simply another "department" of county government. The internal operation of an Office of Sheriff is the sole responsibility of the elected Sheriff. County department hea only a division of exclusive powers se inherent powers are not subject to the dict sovereignty granted under a state's different from a ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheriff

Define sheriff: an important official of a shire or county charged primarily with judicial duties (such as executing the processes and orders of…

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Sheriff definition, the law-enforcement officer of a county or other civil subdivision of a state. See more.

www.definitions.net/definition/county%20sheriff

Editors Contribution(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition: county sheriff. A type of sheriff and form of police with constituted and specific responsibilities within a county, state or other form of jurisdiction. Some types of sheriff in the United States are called a country sheriff as they serve a particular jurisdiction or county within a ...

county.org/texas-county-government/texas-county-officials/Pages/Sheriff.aspx

Serves as a licensed peace officer and is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of the state. Manages and operates the county jail. Provides security for the courts. Serves warrants and civil papers. Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board. For more complete information about the duties of a county ...

www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/sheriff

`All right," the sheriff said, `come out with your hands up. Arden, William THE MYSTERY OF THE PURPLE PIRATE (2002)It was lucky that I hadn't pulled a gun , or by then I would have been trying to explain myself to the county sheriff. Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)We were so terribly busy here, with the sheriff ...