The position as Sheriff of Richmond County holds the Sheriff responsible for law enforcement on the county level. The Sheriff’s deputies carry out most of the law enforcement duties while the Sheriff, an elected official, manages their activities and hold each of his deputies accountable to his high standard of professionalism and code of conduct.

Some of the duties the Sheriff is responsible for providing the citizens of Richmond County include:

  • Arresting suspects
  • Criminal investigation
  • Emergency response
  • Executing warrants
  • Investigating complaints
  • Maintaining a Detention facility for Richmond County
  • Managing and overseeing the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
  • Patrolling the 474 square miles of Richmond County
  • Providing courtroom security with bailiffs
  • Providing Judicial Center security
  • Resolving disputes
  • Service of Civil processes and Criminal papers