HD83 - Training and Arrest Powers of Sheriffs

Executive Summary:
Information for the Crime Commission's study concerning the training and arrest powers of sheriffs was gathered through: interviews, working groups, and discussions with local and state officials. During the course of the study, the Commission addressed and made a recommendation on issues pertaining to the training and arrest powers of sheriffs. The Commission made the following recommendation:

The Department of Criminal Justice Services, working in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General and the Division of Risk Management, should provide information to all sheriffs of the Commonwealth concerning the potential liabilities and risks associated with using or assigning deputies to perform tasks or duties for which they are not trained.