The County Sheriff maintains the public peace and has custody of the county jail. The Sheriff is the chief enforcement officer of the circuit and chancery courts. The Sheriff's duties include the execution of summons, enforcement of judgements, orders, injunctions, garnishments, and attachments. The Sheriff makes arrests on warrants issued by the courts, opens and attends each term of the circuit and chancery court, and assists in handling witnesses and prisoners during a given court term. In addition, the Sheriff prepares and assembles evidence of the prosecuting attorney's case against defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors and transports convicted prisoners. The Sheriff notifies residents selected to jury duty. The Sheriff also oversees special units of the Sheriff's Office, including canine, aviation, water patrol and underwater recovery team. And the Sheriff oversees the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.