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Our officers' commissions contain the following:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of [Candidate], I do appoint him a [Rank] in the Lawrence County Sheriff's Auxiliary to rank as such from the [Date]. This Officer will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the office to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging.

So, our responsibilities are to carry out the orders of the Sheriff within the tasks appointed, which, from the previous quotes, we know to be 'in accordance with his request' to organize an auxiliary and defined by the Mission Statement and Organizing Document. "All manner of things thereunto belonging..." therefore includes:

  1. To perform routine tasks, such as neighborhood patrols, to free up deputies and funding where possible.
  2. To provide additional manpower in an emergency either by performing rear-area tasks, freeing up deputies, or by performing forward relief tasks and allowing deputies to concentrate on law-enforcement/investigation. (Examples: directing traffic, maintain checkpoints or barriers at an incident site, guarding equipment or facilities, assistance in search and rescue operations, providing for refugees, augmenting neighborhood patrols, etc)
  3. ... etc ...