An introduction to Progress 2019: Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office

by | March 15, 2019 10:16 am

Every year, The Forest-Blade publishes a Progress edition, a special tabloid that highlights all facets of Emanuel County growth. Below is an update from the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office. Find other reports like this inside the tabloid included in this week’s regular edition!

The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office continues to strive to offer the citizens of Emanuel County the best level of public safety and service possible. Sheriff J. Tyson Stephens and his staff of deputies, jail officers, and administrative personnel work day in and day out to earn and maintain the public’s trust and confidence, especially in times of need. The sheriff’s office is a full-service law enforcement agency with responsibilities that range from what is the basic foundation of the office of sheriff—upholding and following the state’s constitution—to completing “unfunded” mandates set out through legislation.

Examples of duties required of Georgia sheriffs through the state’s constitution include keeping and maintaining a jail, providing safety and security for all of the courts in the county, and providing law enforcement services throughout the county, especially in unincorporated areas. Deputies are also tasked with serving civil papers and arrest warrants for the courts.

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