Why do county Sheriffs in the United States wear four star rank?

3 Answers

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Each department determines what insignia they will wear. Not all wear four stars. I've seen one star, and I've seen a ring of 5 stars. 

    The purpose of insignia is to show who is in charge, so the sheriff will wear a higher ranked insignia than the staff under him. 

  • 9 months ago

    They DON'T.

    Sheriff IS their rank. In some counties, but NOT most, they may were 4 stars, but no one in the Sheriff's department of any county where I have ever lived wears stars as rank insignia.

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    their choice, they can wear whatever they want .......................

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