Duties of the Sheriff
The office of Sheriff is the only law
enforcement office directly accountable to the people, the ultimate authority
in a democracy. It is an elected position this makes them unique among other
law enforcement. With the position of Sheriff comes a tremendous amount of
responsibility that many citizens of Oklahoma do not realize. The Sheriff must
be a professional law enforcement officer with a deep desire to serve those
citizens in his county.
Pontotoc County consist of 720 square miles with over 825 miles of rural roads that are patrolled by the Sheriff’s Office. The
Sheriff will be called upon to assist many smaller communities and cities with
law enforcement. They are often called upon to provide security and crowd
control at special events in the county.
The Sheriff is responsible for coordinating and
administering courthouse security.
The Sheriff shall have charge and custody of the
jail in their county and all of the prisoners. They must provide the meals,
medical and general welfare of those prisoners.
The Sheriff is responsible for providing or acquiring
all state mandated continuing education hours required for themselves, deputies
and detention officers.
The Sheriff is responsible for transporting
inmates to court, medical facilities, Department of Corrections, mental health
facilities, juvenile facilities. The Sheriff is also responsible for
extraditions of inmates from across the country.
The Sheriff is responsible for serving warrants,
subpoenas, civil lawsuits. The Sheriff is also responsible for evictions,
seizure of property and the disposition of property through Sheriffs sales.
The Sheriff is responsible for collecting,
boarding, and the disposition of any abandoned livestock.
Some content may be extracted from OSU Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet AGEC-802 and/or the County Training Program website. More complete information is available from these sources.
Deputy Derek Stewart and the Francis Pre-K Students
Deputy Stewart talked to the Francis Pre-K about the duties of a law enforcement officer. It was Letter "P" day. "P" for Police!!!
Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office - Whats happening!!