DEPUTY SHERIFF I 5531
Under general supervision, an employee in this class enforces the laws of New York State, including Civil, Penal and Vehicle and Traffic Law. The employee makes arrests, transports prisoners, serves legal processes, patrols highways and secures court detention facilities. Routine assignments and special orders are received from superior officers who review work methods and results through reports, inspections and discussions. Does related work as required.
Transports prisoners to and from Suffolk County Correctional Facilities to all courts, jails and prisons throughout New York State; transports mental patients committed by court order;
Directs traffic, patrols highways and issues summonses for traffic violations;
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service while on patrol;
Enforces court orders relating to domestic violence;
Enforces property executions and eviction warrants;
Makes warrant and summary arrests;
Conducts criminal and general investigations;
Maintains custody of prisoners in court;
Provides security at County buildings and property;
Responds to regional emergencies and participates in manhunts;
Works in federal and local task forces engaged in regional law enforcement;
May lecture at schools and community organizations.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of civil and criminal law as they pertain to departmental operations; good knowledge of court procedures; good knowledge of first aid methods; skill in the use and care of firearms; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies; ability to enforce the law with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal courteously with the general public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma by the date of appointment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be at least twenty (20) years of age at the time of appointment. Candidates who reach their thirty-fifth (35th) birthday before the date of the written examination are not eligible, except as follows: candidates may have a period of active military duty, up to six (6) years as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement.
There will be qualifying medical, psychological and physical fitness evaluations.
Candidates must be a United States citizen at the time of appointment.
Possession of a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment; appointees must maintain a valid license throughout their employment in this title.
After appointment, candidates will be required to successfully complete a Police Officer Training Course recognized by the New York State Municipal Training Council.