Detention Officer:Under general supervision by the shift supervisor, a person in this position ensures security and protects property of the facility, completes the admission process of inmates, prevents escapes,
controls behavior of inmates, and protects inmates from each other. The incumbent must be diligent in maintaining an inmate count, overseeing the dispensing of medication, and be able to take personal property of inmates.
The incumbent must also adhere to definite procedures established by the department to ensure that the inmates' constitutional rights are observed. A person in this position does not supervise other employees.
Deputy Sheriff: This is general law enforcement work responsible for protecting life and property within Cherokee County; enforcing traffic regulation, state laws and County ordinances; responding to emergency
situations, citizen requests for assistance, and alarms; and conducting investigations in response to reported or discovered criminal activity. A superior officer reviews work assignments and gives
specific instructions and assistance when guidance or back-up is needed. Work requires independent judgment discretion in difficult or unusual situations. Work involves personal danger.
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