As a Peace Officer, the Sheriff is charged with enforcing the laws enacted by the legislature and is the primary officer responsible for providing patrol and traffic services on County primary and secondary roads. The Sheriff is an Officer of the court with responsibility for execution of orders, judgments and civil process as well as maintenance of security for the court. The Sheriff is responsible for the establishment, maintenance and operation of the County Jail and ancillary services.
As an elected official, the Sheriff is directly responsible to the citizens of the County for the provisions of effective and acceptable law enforcement services, as well as the safe and effective operation of the jail. In the delivery of these services, the Sheriff works in cooperation with the County Board of Commissioners and other elected and County department heads, to provide these services in the most efficient, cost effective manner.