Michigan Compiled Law MCL 51.69 Defines the elected Sheriff’s obligations to the citizens he/she has been elected to serve.

51.69 Sheriff; bond; condition.

Sec. 69.

The condition of an individual bond required under section 68 of this chapter shall be in substance as follows: “………………. has been elected to the office of sheriff of the county of ……………., at the general election held in the county, or at a special election held in the county, on the ……… day of ………… . …………. shall be required to well and faithfully perform and execute the office of sheriff of the county of ………….., during his or her continuance in office by virtue of the election, without fraud, deceit, or oppression, and shall pay over all money that may come into his or her hands as sheriff.”
History: R.S. 1846, Ch. 14 ;– CL 1857, 410 ;– CL 1871, 551 ;– How. 579 ;– CL 1897, 2578 ;– CL 1915, 2442 ;– CL 1929, 1324 ;– CL 1948, 51.69 ;– Am. 1978, Act 635, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1979
Compiler’s Notes: This section as originally enacted was numbered section 70.

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