Johnson County Sheriff Candidates
In addition to the general qualifications of officeholders, the office of sheriff has several specific elements including the requirement to be psychologically tested to determine fitness to serve in the office. Also, the sheriff, who is the primary conservator of the peace in the county, is charged with more statutory duties and responsibilities than any other elected or appointed official in the state.
The statutory dutiesof the Sheriff include: keeping the peace, attending the courts, serving the process and orders of the courts, and operating the jail. Each of these divisions plays a vital role in the daily operations of the sheriff’s office. There are additional responsibilities of the county sheriff, which include administrative proceedings, records management, dispatch operations, criminal investigations, service of warrants, courthouse security, and training.