| EXAMPLE OF DUTIES |
The Deputy Sheriff has the responsibility of maintaining law and order within the County by performing law enforcement activities in a variety of assignments: patrol, investigations, court security and civil.
Patrol: Patrol assigned areas; answer calls for protection of life and property and the enforcement of County and State laws; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents; direct traffic and detain drivers who are operating vehicles in violation of laws; issue citations and make arrests as necessary.
Investigations: Investigate major crimes against property and persons; conduct extensive follow-up investigation at the scene of crimes and accidents; gather evidence; conduct surveillance; locate and question witnesses; take statements from witnesses; present information to the District Attorney's office for filing of charges; appear in court as directed.
Court Security: Maintain safety and security for all personnel in the courtroom; serve as bailiff in the courtroom; transfer inmates to and from the courts and correctional facilities; search individuals entering the courtroom when necessary; monitor all courtroom activities to anticipate any safety concerns; assist other courtroom personnel and jurors in ensuring smooth operation of the courtroom.
Civil: Serve legal papers such as subpoenas, summons, complaints and writs of attachment, executions and restitution; serve warrants and make arrests; prepare, process and maintain necessary files, documents and reports; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints.
Additional duties may include: Make arrests as necessary; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; testify and present evidence in court; serve warrants and subpoenas; file complaints; perform other work related to the processing of misdemeanor and felony complaints; prepare written detailed reports of all activities (e.g., on arrests, traffic violations, inmate conflicts, impounded property) and other situations; maintain departmental records and files; investigate accidents; conduct coroner's investigations and prepare reports; receive and investigate complaints of violations by or against juveniles; confer with juveniles and their parents; prepare citations for Juvenile Court; contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses; respond to mutual aid requests to assist other public jurisdictions; keep firearms and other equipment in good working condition; serve as range master at a pistol shooting range; attend meetings with civic groups; participate in and conduct public awareness/education programs at schools; maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public; may be assigned to special assignments such as boat patrol, narcotics, or canine patrol duty; answer inquiries over the telephone and at the counter; perform related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of law enforcement.
Police methods and procedures, including patrol, crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification techniques.
Criminal law and criminal procedure with particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons committing misdemeanors and felonies.
Rules of evidence pertaining to search and seizure and the preservation of evidence.
Rules and regulations of the Sheriff's Department.
Laws applicable to the apprehension and treatment of juveniles.
Interviewing and interrogation techniques.
Pertinent laws, codes, regulations and statutes.
Accepted procedures and methods of serving civil notices, especially those relating to the attachment and sale of property.
Nature and purposes of documents such as writs of attachment, subpoenas, citations and other civil papers.
Use and care of small firearms and other law enforcement equipment.
Demonstrate keen powers of observation and memory.
Observe accurately and remember faces, numbers, incidents and places.
Secure information from witnesses and suspects.
Make independent decisions while working in the field.
Interpret and apply the law to field situations.
Observe while conducting surveillance.
Problem-solve crime situations.
Explain the law to the public.
Meet and maintain the departmental firearms qualifications standards.
Prepare and make presentations related to law enforcement efforts in the community.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
Understand and follow written and oral directions.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Keep accurate records and write clear and comprehensive reports.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
Meet standards of adequate physical stature, endurance and agility.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Required minimum qualifications:
Experience: One year of professional experience in law enforcement work.
Education: Equivalent to completion of high school. Equivalent to completion of two years of college is highly desired.
Certificate: Possession of a valid Basic Certificate issued by the California Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission.
The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training requires that each individual who has previously completed a POST-certified basic course, or has previously been deemed to have completed equivalent training, AND the individual has been awarded a POST certificate but has a three-year or longer break in service as a peace officer, must be retrained or complete the basic course waiver process (PAM Section D-11), unless such retraining or examination is waived by the Commission.
Citizenship: Applicants must be United States citizens.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
Special Qualifications: Applicants must be 21 years of age. Persons employed in this class must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays and/or rotating shifts.
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
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