Sheriff Department Challenge Coins

Leave Your Mark On the County


Sheriff Departments across the United States are responsible for the protection of American citizens, upholding the laws of our country, and keeping the peace. Generally, a Sheriff is elected into office as a mark of their dedication to serving the community and their character as a personal leader in virtue and law keeping. The sheriff’s office has authority granted by a state’s constitution and/or state law, as opposed to county or city police departments whose authority comes from the state governing body. The difference is simply that a county sheriff is held accountable by the people who elected him/her, not by the governing body of the state.

This gives the office a sheriff an incredible and noble responsibility in public service to, not only, uphold the laws of their county and protect its people, but also to deliver on their promises and serve their elected terms with integrity and pride. They act as the highest authority and sole leader of their county’s sheriff’s office, so success or failure rides on their shoulders.

Signature Coins has been making law enforcement challenge coins and sheriff challenge coins for over 15 years. We take pride in being able to serve the brave men and women who protect and serve our country in one of the noblest professions. Each set of our coins are unique in design and draw emotional connections to the bravery, camaraderie, and honor within individual sheriff offices and police departments across the country.

The Sheriff’s Office

A sheriff is a public official responsible for security within the country court, executing warrants, regular patrol, criminal investigation, and arresting suspects. The office is made up of deputies or deputy sheriffs who have mostly the same training, responsibilities, and authorities of police officers. The aims of a sheriff’s office are the same as any law enforcement office which is to uphold the law. 

The position of sheriff has historical roots reaching far before the United States. In England, a king’s land was broken into shires and the man responsible for the protection of an individual shire was called a “reeve”. The reeve was appointed by general consensus of the people in the shire and usually held a significant role in the leadership of the area as well. Once kings began to realize the influence each reeve had in their specific area, the position was integrated into the court. Over time, the reeve was called a “shire-reeve” which eventually morphed even further into “sheriff”. 

In America today, a sheriff has many of the same responsibilities as they did back then. The crucial difference between a sheriff and a police officer, however, is that a sheriff is publicly elected. This is why it is sometimes called the sheriff’s office, instead of the sheriff’s department. In declaring their oath of office, a sheriff swears to “...support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” just as any elected official of the American people does.

As a civil servant to the American people, a sheriff and his/her office work tirelessly to uphold the laws of our country, protect its people, and to serve with honor and respect. Get started with your order of custom sheriff department challenge coins today! 


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Sheriff Departments Across the U.S.



Sheriffs are elected official and are held accountable by the citizens of their respective counties. Every state that is broken into counties has a sheriff is some form. The only states in America without a sheriff are Alaska, which has no counties, and Connecticut, where the sheriff office has been replaced with the state marshal system. According to the National Sheriffs’ Association, there are over 3,000 sheriffs serving the American people across the nation meaning that there are equally as many offices that could benefit from sheriff department challenge coins. 

Some examples of the high profile sheriff departments were can serve include:

Every office can benefit from a set of custom sheriff department challenge coins because they promote the feelings of acceptance, accomplishment, and gratitude within the ranks. In general, sheriff offices are on a much smaller scale than city or federal police stations because their jurisdiction is held within the county lines. A sheriff is the leader within the county for local law enforcement and is responsible for the protection of his/her people. Without the help of the staff in their office, a sheriff would not be able to uphold their oath of office.

Motivating and encouraging deputies and deputy sheriffs is imperative for the success of any organization. Sheriff department challenge coins are unique gifts that recognize the hard work, dedication, and honor of every member of the office. They build a sense of camaraderie and bind co-workers closer together through a mutual symbol of their identity. The coins are physical markers of their values, goals, and achievements that can be carried with pride and displayed with honor. Only through superior service are sheriff department challenge coins earned. They are never just given away! 


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Uses for Sheriff Department Challenge Coins

There are different ways sheriff department challenge coins can be used. Overall, challenge coins are used to inspire, to motivate, and to honor those men and women who serve in the sheriff’s office. Our customers have included sheriff department challenge coins in a number of different traditions, ceremonies, and public relations tours including:

  • Sheriff election campaigns 
  • Retirement ceremonies
  • Anniversaries within the sheriff office
  • To reward excellence in service
  • To commemorate incredible achievements within the office
  • To hand out at school and PR junctions
  • To promote sheriff office objectives within the county
  • Team building within the office

The uses for sheriff department challenge coins is only limited to your imagination. We offer a wide range of customization options to make each coin design unique and often include specific cues that represent individual offices like county or office names, mottos, and goals. Original artwork is our specialty, so no matter what you are looking for, Signature Coins has the resources and the talented artists to make your vision a reality!

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Make It Personal For Your Office


At Signature Coins, we have been working hard since our inception to produce the finest-quality challenge coins on the market. We are committed to creating unique and spirited designs for each of our customers and have created many avenues for customization to make that goal a reality.

When ordering with us, you can expect to control:

  • Materials: We use highly durable materials like brass, zinc, and steel to make sure your coins are strong and resist scratching and fading over time.
  • Size and Shape: most of the challenge coins we make are round in design, however, we have created shield designs, star designs, and many other intricate shapes to meet the specifications of our clients.
  • Color: All of our designers use the Pantone Matching system to ensure consistency throughout all of our proofs. Think of it like picking out paint at a hardware store. We can match any specific department or organization colors.

These options and so much more are available for you to include in the design. You can check out a full list of options and their description on our pricing page. The most important feature is the original artwork. Our experienced team of artists will create a completely unique piece of art for you to include in your design. Just give us a little bit of information and we will have a free proof ready for you to view within 24 to 48 hours.

Other serviced we include on every order besides for free artwork are:

  • A free quote on the entire order
  • Free unlimited revisions on artwork
  • Free UPS Air Priority Shipping
  • 14 day business day delivery on completed orders
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Please give us a call if you have any questions. We would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for choosing Signature Coins, and we look forward to working with you!