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Deputy Sheriff

Morgan County

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Deputy Sheriff                                                           


This position performs police work involving the protection of life and property, the enforcement of laws, and the investigation of crime. An incumbent in this position may be given special detail assignments.


  • Patrols the county to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations and to provide assistance as needed; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity.
  • Enforces traffic laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; inspects roadways, bridges, and traffic signals and signs to identify and report hazardous conditions.
  • Performs business and residential security checks; checks doors, windows, gates, and fences; reports unsecured property.
  • Responds to calls for service, including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service requests, stranded motorists, and others.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
  • Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses.
  • Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
  • Provides traffic direction as needed for events such as parades, funerals, events, and school crossings.
  • Provides security for courtrooms.
  • Escorts and transports state and federal inmates, juvenile offenders, and mental health patients.
  • Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment.
  • Testifies in judicial proceedings as necessary.
  • Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
  • Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniforms, and equipment.
  • Prepares criminal and search warrants, complaints, and affidavits; serves criminal and court-related paperwork.
  • Serves on special teams and task forces as assigned; completes special duty assignments.
  • Performs the duties of a School Resource Officer as assigned.
  • Performs related duties.


  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, county ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic accident investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the geography and streets of the county.
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement and security principles and practices.
  • Skill in the use of a computer.
  • Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, and emergency equipment.
  • Skill in operating radios and communications equipment.
  • Skill in operating radar equipment.
  • Skill in restraining persons without causing physical harm.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include local, state, and federal law and department and county policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 


  • The work consists of related administrative, technical, and law enforcement duties. Potentially dangerous and life-threatening situations contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to enforce local, state, and federal laws and to provide for the safety and security of the public. Successful performance helps ensure the safety of life and property and results in the enforcement of local, state and federal laws.


  • Contacts are typically with department personnel, other county employees, business owners, citizens, suspects, inmates, juveniles, school staff, students, representatives of other law enforcement agencies, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate persons.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of specialized law enforcement equipment.




  • Ability to read, write, and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • No experience requirements.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.


You can obtain an application on the Morgan County Website at

The salary for this position is $42,743.52 - $47,017.87 depending on education and certifications. 

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