Introduction to Sheriff’s Duties and Responsibilities

Commonwealth of Australia Common Law Sheriff Training Manual

Introduction to Sheriff's Duties and Responsibilities

Common Law Sheriff Training Protocol

The common law is the law of God written by Him on the conscience of every man. It is the sacred duty of every freeborn man to defend that law and his own liberty before and over every obligation, yea even obligation to the state or to the King. – Sir Edward Coke, 1628

All persons who were the victims of a crime in Anglo-Saxon England were expected to raise their “hue and cry” and apprehend the criminal; and upon hearing their cry, every able-bodied man in the community was expected to do the “utmost in his power” (pro toto posse suo) to chase and apprehend the accused as a “posse”. Every man was thereby personally responsible for the law and for the safety of the entire community. – From1215: The Year of Magna Cartaby J. Danziger (2003)

Introduction: You are the Spark

For centuries in the English-speaking world, local community Sheriffs have been the front-line defenders of the peace and liberty of the people, and of the Common Law. Today, as people establish their own self-governing assembly governments in the face of oppression and criminal institutions, the Sheriffs are even more necessary.

Introduction to Sheriff's Duties and Responsibilities

The articles in the Sheriffs section of the website provide the tools to train and equip our Common Law peace officers, as well as to inspire them with a vision and purpose as front-line guardians of liberty. This information must be read and used in conjunction with the general Common Law Training Manual. For as the latter reminds us,

“The aim of Common Law is to re-establish direct relations of mutual aid among people by placing justice and the law within their reach again. And that devolution of power will simultaneously disestablish all hierarchical corporate institutions as a power over people.

“A process so profound can only be enacted from the grassroots, by many people who have relearned freedom and use it to take action in their own communities to govern themselves as their own judge, jury and police … The Common Law is a catalyst and a means towards achieving this political and spiritual end.”

You who study this information are the spark that will inspire and train many other patriots. And you are doing so as part of a great movement to reclaim the Commonwealth of Australia for all its people, under our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901, as proclaimed and gazetted.

Your job as a sheriff will be to act as the primary officers of the Commonwealth as it sets down roots through its local Sovereign Peoples’ Assemblies. You will have the power to convene citizen juries and Common Law courts, perform arrests with your Deputies and Citizen Militias, win over the Australiand State and Federal police and other agents of the old regime, and reclaim the land and the wealth of the Commonwealth of Australia for all its people. In your hands rests our new Nation.

Only the most devoted and courageous among you should assume this sacred responsibility. The mission of a Sheriff of the Commonweatlh will not be easy or safe, but it is necessary for liberty to reign in Australia.

You are the Defenders of the Commonwealth of Australia.