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Room requirements  
Office Modest Office
Quarters Modest Quarters
Dining room Modest Dining Room
Tomb None
Furniture requirements
Chests 1
Cabinets 1
Weapon racks 1
Armor stands 1
Mandates None
Demands None
Arrival conditions
  • Law Enforcement

This article is about an older version of DF.

The Sheriff is the noble responsible for crude law enforcement until your fortress grows large enough to require a Captain of the guard. The sheriff will subdue and imprison lawbreaking dwarves. Without a jail, the sheriff will have no choice but to issue summary justice in the form of a beatingVerify. The sheriff will still perform justice jobs if drafted to the militaryVerify. Having a weak sheriff is sometimes a good thing. A sheriff with good strength, training or a weapon could heavily injure or kill a criminal, which is very bad if said criminal is a legendary dwarf who did nothing wrong but fail to make the 50 adamantine war hammers a noble demanded.Verify.

When your fortress reaches 50 dwarves, the sheriff will be promoted to Captain of the guard.

The sheriff can be designated through the nobles screen.

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