Duties & Responsibilities of a High Sheriff

High Sheriff's are responsible in the Counties of England and Wales for duties that are given by the Crown through warrant of the Privy Council.

Some of the key roles of the High Sheriff of Worcestershire are:

  • To ensure that Crown and Judiciary systems in the local area are supported
  • To uphold and enhance the Office of High Sheriff and make meaningful contribution
  • To lend support to the principal organs of the Constitution of their county
  • To ensure the welfare of High Court Judges
  • To actively promote and support the community
  • Attendance to local and community events

High Sheriffs are often encouraged to undertake duties to improve and sustain the morale of personnel of voluntary and statutory bodies as well as keeping the Queen's Peace.


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