About the County Sheriff:

The County Sheriff is an elected position whose primary duty is to manage deputies to enforce the law in unincorporated areas of the county. The term is for four years.

The Basics of the County Sheriff:

The County Sheriff is an elected position whose primary duty is to manage deputies to enforce the law in unincorporated areas of the county. The Sheriff also oversees the operation of the county jail, including custody and care of inmates. The term is for four years.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the County Sheriff:

The County Sheriff is an elected position whose primary duty is to manage deputies to enforce the law in unincorporated areas of the county. The Sheriff also oversees the operation of the county jail, including custody and care of inmates. The Sheriff’s Office also serves warrants, coordinates search and rescue operations, collects delinquent taxes and, when necessary, evicts delinquent taxpayers. The Sheriff has legal authority over all county elected officials. The term is for four years.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.