July 29, 2019
Our state is divided into 159 counties all within the jurisdiction of different sheriffs and police departments. A Sheriff is an elected or appointed official who has the authority to arrest, process, and detain criminals, look into complaints, and conduct criminal investigations. Sheriffs play a vital role in the community because they oversee the county’s law enforcement department, decide how to persecute people that have violated the law, and enforce rules and regulations. Currently, a controversial program that many Sheriffs across the country are implementing is 287 (g).