Locate the specific minimum qualifications for deputy sheriffs for the area you currently reside in, your hometown, or a location you plan to/or would consider moving to in the future. Get the entire employment package of information required to submit an application. If you are already employed with a county sheriff's office then get this information for your present position and for positions within the department/agency above the one you presently hold. Using this information, identify the three most important qualifications, in your opinion, that are related to quality court security duties included in your particular application packet. Additionally, identify important court security qualifications we have covered in this course that are not clearly specified in your particular application packet. Explain your answers.
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I retrieved the Sheriff's requirements from the following website and obtained the following information from that same site:
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Department Job Posting:
"Performs general law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace and order; to protect lives, property and rights of the public, and to enforce the laws of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the County of Spotsylvania. Assures appropriate custody and control of prisoners; protects and assists the courts and serves civil process. Work involves patrolling County streets and neighborhoods to deter crime or apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responds to calls for law enforcement assistance and gathers information for criminal investigations. A Deputy may be assigned to any division of the Sheriff's Office as needed. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. This position is essential. Personnel occupying this position may be scheduled to work irrespective of weather conditions and/or when general County offices are closed.
Special Duties & Responsibilities:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The essential job functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed ...
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