Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs
Also called: Chief Deputy Sheriff, Civil Division Deputy Sheriff, Deputy, Deputy Sheriff
What they do:Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.
On the job, you would:
- Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
- Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests.
- Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes.
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Math and Science
- customer service
- talking to others
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- understanding people's reactions
- bringing people together to solve differences
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
- Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
- Law enforcement information databases
Graphics or photo imaging software