Deputy Sheriff

New Braunfels, TX
Comal County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $65,187.20 Annually.

Position Summary:

This position requires a Peace Officer Certification through TCOLE and requires thorough work knowledge of law enforcement procedures. The individual has daily contact with the public and is responsible for the preparation of offense reports. Responds to delegation of duties from Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, or Chief Deputy.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains contact with the public, court officials, and other county officials in the performance of Sheriff’s Office activities, as assigned.
  • Personally participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within Comal County, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court and related activities.
  • Works a uniformed shift in the performance of routine patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal laws, State laws and Comal County ordinances.
  • Patrols county streets and roads, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers; preserves evidence; arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents, summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles; takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene; conducts follow-up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; leads and tips; searches scene of crimes for clues; analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders; prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer’s reports of investigation, field interrogation reports, influence reports, bad check forms, vehicle impoundment forms, traffic hazard reports, etc.
  • Assists citizens with such matters as lock or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, drug resistance, traffic safety, etc.
  • Serves legal papers/arrest warrants.
  • Makes necessary contact with defendants and complainants; handle and investigate crime and crime scenes, and arrest offenders.
  • Handles commitments to hospitals and institutions.
  • Conducts traffic stops on violators and crash investigations.
  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Must pass a written entrance exam and physical agility test.
  • Must pass physical exam. Must pass psychological exam.
  • The individual should possess a thorough knowledge of law enforcement procedures and practices.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in law enforcement is desirable.
  • Other specialized job requirements include a valid Texas driver’s license in order to operate county vehicles and a basic Peace Officer Certification with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Must be able to meet TCOLE and department requirements for psychological and medical examinations.
  • Must successfully complete and pass the Comal County Sheriff’s Office Physical Readiness Testing Program.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine, reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.