Comment: Yup, Sheriffs are elected

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Yup, Sheriffs are elected

Here's something I didn't know, and I just found - historically, the sheriff was also commander of the militia in that county. Interesting!

And the police, yes they work for the local government corporation to ensure that the Fines and forfeits line item on the City's statement of revenue is within budget each year. For a large city (i.e. 1M population) that is usually around $30-40 million a year. Quite a chunk of change huh?

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