"Our mission is to aid the county's population in combatting unlawful activities."
The county sheriff is the sheriff of the courts, maintains public peace, and has custody of the county jail. As chief enforcement officer of the circuit and chancery courts, the sheriff's office, which includes the sheriff and deputies, is charged by constitutional and statutory laws with the execution of summons, enforcement of judgments, orders, injunctions, garnishments, attachments, and the making of arrests on warrants issued by the courts. The sheriff also opens and attends each term of circuit and chancery court, notifies residents selected to jury duty and assists in handling witnesses and prisoners during a given court term.
The sheriff, or a member of that staff, often prepares and assembles evidence of the Prosecuting Attorney's case against defendants charged with both felonies and misdemeanors. The sheriff also transports convicted prisoners and others declared by the court to the various penal and mental institutions of the state.
The sheriff in every county has the custody, rule, and charge of the county jail and all prisoners committed in his county (ACA 12-41-502). The sheriff shall be the conservator of the peace in his county (ACA 14-15-501). It shall be the duty of each sheriff to quell and suppress all assaults and batteries, affrays, insurrections, and unlawful assemblies; and he shall apprehend and commit to jail all felons and other offenders (ACA 14-14-1301). The sheriff also works with the various local municipal law enforcement officials or other state and federal officials charged with law enforcement.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office K9 Oscar and Striker have received donation of body armor.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office K9 Oscar and Striker have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks
to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests were embroidered
with the sentiment “In honor of K9 Gabo, Jonesboro Police, AR”.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide
bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies
throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement
agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception,
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,500 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and
corporate donations, at a value of $6.9 million dollars.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies
who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are
eligible to participate.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value
between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an
estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn
about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides
information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org
or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.