Deputy/Law Enforcement

Waco, TX
McLennan County Sheriff

Details: $1,751.17 – $2,183.84 biweekly

Position Summary
Performs certified sworn law enforcement and crime prevention work protecting the lives, property, and rights of the public in McLennan County through the enforcement of federal/state criminal laws, traffic laws, administrative rules, and county ordinances. Assignments include rotating shift schedules in any of the divisions of the Sheriff’s Office required to provide deterrence, detection, and pursuit, investigation of crimes and apprehension and arrest of law violators or suspected law violators.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves warrants, capias, court orders and other legal processes; locates and arrests persons wanted on warrants or court orders
  • Protects the crime scene, gathers and preserves matters of evidence, takes and records testimony; directs and coordinates activities on-site until relieved by a superior officer; assists detectives in specialized investigations
  • Testifies in state, federal, and municipal courts concerning investigative work performed
  • Prepare and preserve evidence in accordance with directives to maintain chain of custody
  • Enforces the traffic laws and arrests or issues summons to traffic law violators; reports unsafe road conditions; directs the flow of traffic when required; investigates traffic accidents
  • Conducts investigations of complaints, crimes, and disturbances; interviews witnesses; interrogates suspects; collects, preserves and reports on evidence
  • Prepares reports and keeps records of all activities in accordance with established policy and procedures
  • Assesses situations, secures scene, and restores order including the use of restraints and force where appropriate up to and including deadly force
  • Provides accurate and clear law enforcement information to the public, secures people or property, participates in community policing and awareness projects, conducts presentations
  • Performs patrol duties by patrolling rural areas, ensuring buildings and residences are secure and assisting other departments and agencies as needed
  • Responds to emergency calls, such as robberies, burglaries, kidnappings, assaults and murders; and practices safety procedures in answering and responding to calls
  • Transports mental patients and guards prisoners at hospitals

EDUCATION:

Required: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • State of Texas Law Enforcement Officer Certification (must not be on probationary status for disciplinary reasons)

Preferred:

  • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, or related field