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Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
District Of Columbia

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Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $29.37 - $38.11

Typical Annual Salary: $61,100 - $79,300

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests.
  • Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes.
  • Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders.
  • Record daily activities and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
  • Supervise law enforcement staff, such as jail staff, officers, and deputy sheriffs.
  • Notify patrol units to take violators into custody or to provide needed assistance or medical aid.
  • Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders.
  • Question individuals entering secured areas to determine their business, directing and rerouting individuals as necessary.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Handcuffs
  • Handguns
  • Notebook computers
  • Police vehicles
  • Surveillance video or audio recorders

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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