Clearly, the Sheriff is the only viable officer remaining of the ancient offices, and his contemporary responsibility as conservator of the peace has been influenced greatly by modern society.
As the crossbow gave way to the primitive flintlock, the Sheriff is not unaccustomed to change.
In 1066, William the Conqueror defeated the Anglo-Saxons and under the Normans, the King of England appointed a representative called a "reeve" to act on behalf of the King in each shire or county.
The "shire reeve" or Kings representative in each county became the "Sheriff" as the English language changed over the years.
There would have been no need for the development of police administration, criminology, criminalists, etc. Man learned quite early that all is not orderly in the universe. Zinn 1950-1962 Thoral All 1962-1963 Joseph Goodno 1963-1975 Boyd Bushey 1976-1988 Philip W. Stanislav 2001-2016 Randy Krukow 2016-Current Chris Raveling Clay County, Iowa Sheriff's Office 2005-2017 | All Rights Reserved Every effort is made to insure accurate information is posted to this site.
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But now, perhaps more than ever before in history, law enforcement is faced with complex, moving, rapid changes in methodology, technology, and social attitudes.
AARP also sponsored the headline entertainment of the evening, the Johnny Holm Band of Kansas City The audience had a blast listening to the band play popular songs all night!To promote our tent activities, we had fun creating a series of “Burma Shave” style signs with encouraging messages for riders.Hundreds of riders told us they came to our booth because they had seen the signs.The Office of Sheriff and the law enforcement, judicial and correctional functions he performs are more than 1000 years old. The Office of Sheriff dates back at least to the reign of Alfred the Great of England, and some scholars even argue that the Office of Sheriff was first created during the Roman occupation of England. Around 500 AD, Germanic tribes from Europe (called the Anglo-Saxons) began an invasion of Celtic England which eventually led over the centuries to the consolidation of Anglo-Saxon England as a unified kingdom under Alfred the Great late in the 9th Century.