Jesus Christ provides safety and peace. Obviously, we have a right and should defend ourselves, family and property/rights.
Psalms 122:7 – Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
The role of a sheriffs deputy is to enforce local, state, and national laws within a precinct. Deputy sheriffs operate under a sheriff in order to enforce federal, state, and local laws within their jurisdiction. Sheriffs also take 911 calls, assign Deputy Sheriffs within their jurisdiction, and perform their own services in their district, such as neighborhood patrols, controlling motor vehicle accidents, and other tasks. To be effective at providing services like traffic enforcement, emergency responses, and crime investigations, deputy sheriffs need to undergo intensive training requirements.
Psalms 16:8 – I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
The primary duty assigned to a deputy sheriff is providing safety to judges, jurors, and witnesses during court sessions in both circuit and juvenile courts. In each State where this office exists, the sheriff is responsible for maintaining courthouse security and integrity. Unless specified, the sheriffs of each district are required to provide enough marshals to service a court in a regular session. The Sheriff is by law responsible for the county jails and for all persons held therein.
The Sheriff is charged with receiving persons legally committed to the jail, and holding them either personally, or under deputies, or jailers, until legally released. The sheriff is designated the person in charge of serving all judicial processes. It is the duty of the sheriff to execute, within the district, all summonses and other processes duly issued and directed to the sheriff, and make the proper returns thereon, either personally, or by lawful deputy, or, in civil cases only, by lawfully appointed civil process server. It is the duty of the sheriff to execute and return, according to law, process and orders from Tennessees courts of record, and from officers of proper authority, with due diligence, when delivered to the sheriff for such purpose.
Job 11:18 – And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
The sheriff is bound to execute sheriffs duties recognized under the common law, and also those duties of law that do not preclude the sheriffs authority to perform duties of office under the common law. The county is never responsible for a sheriffs acts, except that the Board of Supervisors may defend him against claims brought against him by prisoners under his custody. It is hereby provided that this Act shall be so construed as to require a sheriff, the undersheriff, and the undersheriffs assistants to render any and all reasonable services, within the jurisdiction of their offices, for which the county may be responsible, and to service and execute any civil writs and processes, that can be fairly served and executed by said officers on their salaries. The sheriff is a judicial officer, whose duties include the delivery and execution of orders from county courts, transportation of prisoners, and serving writs, processes, and other court documents.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
With a few exceptions, Sheriffs are elected officials who today act as a primary law enforcement official for the county. Although a sheriffs chief duty is providing law-enforcement protection for the countys unincorporated, rural areas, most sheriffs offices contract out the delivery of law-enforcement services to smaller, incorporated communities without their own police departments. In metropolitan counties, the responsibility of a sheriff has changed from being the only law enforcement officer in his or her district, to performing only traditional judicial-related functions, but with wide-ranging duties coordinated with a countys police department within the suburbs of state capitols and large cities. Despite the differences in styles, however, most sheriffs share some roles and duties.
Psalms 9:10 – And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
A sheriff or deputy may be required to appear at all court sessions; act as a court officer; preside over juries when they are out of the courtroom; serve judicial documents, such as subpoenas, summonses, warrants, warrants, or civil processes; surrender prisoners; enforce monetary judgments (such as those related to the collection of debts or the sale of property); collect taxes; or perform other duties related to court functions. A sheriff supervises department finances, oversees activities at the county jail, provides training, develops guidelines and procedures, and conducts discipline of individuals within his or her department.
A constitutional official established expressly by the U.S. Constitution, the sheriff, who heads a sheriffs office (Pima County uses the term sheriffs department instead ), generally provides law enforcement services for the unincorporated towns and cities within their counties boundaries, maintains a county jail, and conducts all process services for that counties superior court division.
Jeremiah 46:27 – But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
The Sheriffs Office is responsible for handling and serving any legal documents, or by any local or state officer within the County. The Sheriffs Office is also responsible for transporting prisoners to and from Hunterdon County Correctional Institution, between counties in the State, and out of New Jersey. The Sheriffs Office provides jailer transportation to and from courts for scheduled appointments, from bond hearings and status conferences, to trials and sentencing.
The Sheriff conducts some of the local courts responsibilities; has some part in enforcing laws, and particularly of the peace, through arresting and holding in custody persons who are violators; assists in the operation of Kings Courts, through execution and returning of summonses, and the empanelment of juries; executes executive orders in carrying on the numerous other duties particularly assigned to him; and he collects and accounts for a rather large portion of Kings revenues, including county farms, and judicial revenues generated by Kings Courts. Under King Alfred the Great, who assumed the throne in the year 871, the sheriff was charged with maintaining law and order in the performance of judicial revenues, including county farms, and of judicial revenues. Much like the constables of an urban district, deputies were appointed officers who were responsible for supervising specific policing duties.
Isaiah 39:8 – Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.