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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheriffs_in_the_United_States

The role of a sheriff's offices varies considerably from state to state and even from county to county. Sheriffs and their deputies (in all states except Delaware, where the sheriff's defined role is going through arbitration) tend to be sworn peace officers with the power to make arrests and serve before a magistrate or judge, ...

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.

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.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…

www.dictionary.com/browse/sheriff

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

harfordsheriff.org/about/history

The name sheriff is derived from the old English title Shire, meaning County, and reeve meaning the keeper. Over time, these two words combined to form the word sheriff. The office of sheriff came to America in the mid-17th century and most research agrees that America's first sheriff was Lord William Baldridge, appointed ...

ncsheriffs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The_Office_of_Sheriff_in_North_Carolina-Sept152014.pdf

A city police officer; ii. A deputy sheriff in another county; or iii. A member of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards. Commission. “Public Office” Defined. The important distinction to make when determining if a position is a public office is the authority the position has to make and enact final decisions.

www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0030/0030.html

SHERIFFS. 30.01 Bond of sheriffs; small counties. 30.02 Bond of sheriffs; large counties. 30.03 Obligation of sureties. 30.04 Justification of sureties. 30.05 Surety companies. 30.06 Liability of sureties. 30.07 Deputy sheriffs. 30.071 Applicability and scope of act. 30.072 Definitions. 30.073 Appointment; probation; regular ...

www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/70310-0/deputy-sheriff-i

This means that the Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for this position, even though there may not be any openings at this time. Therefore, please do not call or visit the ... Under occasional supervision, performs general law enforcement work for Union County Sheriff's office. Is primarily responsible for the prevention ...