The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are committed to making Oconee County a safer place to live, work, and play. All members of our agency will employ effective Community Policing strategies, with a focus on solving problems that lead to crimes in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. We will strive to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. This mission will be accomplished by building a partnership with the community we serve, maintaining high standards of accountability, and proactively but fairly enforcing our laws. We are dedicated to building a strong Oconee by being united with our community.
GOLD STAR VALUES
We are courageous not just physically in the face of danger but also morally in our ability to make the right choice even when the decision is unpopular, or others cannot or will not act.
We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We commit to creating authentic relationships and aspire to recognize, understand, and value all aspects of diversity in our county.
We will be courteous, just, and impartial in all our interactions. We respect law and order and the individual. We will apply our knowledge and experience for the best advantage of all concerned. We will treat everyone with dignity and our decisions shall be made without personal favor.
We do the right thing even in the most challenging situations. We hold ourselves and coworkers accountable to be honest, trustworthy, responsible, and ethical. Integrity is our moral compass against corruption.
We serve with honor and integrity through our actions, conduct, and job performance even at personal cost. We constantly strive toward ever-rising standards. We come to work each day with a positive attitude.
We value each other, all citizens as well as different points of view regardless of race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs, or lifestyles.
The purpose of this position is to enforce all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; to perform general police work, responding to calls for service; to participate in special unit operations and activities as assigned, and to perform related work as required.
The purpose of this position is to receive incoming emergency and non-emergency calls, and dispatch calls for law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other personnel and services in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.
The purpose of this position is to provide safety and security to staff, inmates, and the facility, to provide care custody and control of the inmates, to provide supervision of inmate activities, and to perform related corrections and law enforcement duties.
Animal Control Officer
The purpose of this position is to perform walk-through inspections of the shelter to ensure it stays clean and in order. This position also is to supply and supervise inmates and instruct them of cleaning the shelter. Answer phones to ensure that road officers are assigned to jobs. Send officers out on calls as needed.