Do I have to be a police officer to run for sheriff?

You don’t need to be a police officer to run for sheriff it it is an elected position. Most sheriffs in the United States are elected by their county voters.

Sheriffs have a large amount of administrative duties. These duties include overseeing the local police, deputies, and the county jail. Some counties have a sheriff with both administrative and law enforcement duties. In cases where a sheriff acts in a law enforcement capacity, they need specific training and certification.

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