Deputy Sheriff

Richmond, TX
Fort Bend County

Salary: $27.01/Hr.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Enforces laws of the State of Texas and Fort Bend County and protects persons and property. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

Essential Functions:

  • May be assigned duties in K9 Patrol, Livestock Unit, Patrol Division, ID Division, Youth Programs, and Community services.
  • Conducts search and rescue operations.
  • Performs routine police patrol as a deterrent to crime.
  • Issues citations and/or warnings to violators when appropriate; arrests violators; testifies in court as needed.
  • Maintains reports as required.
  • Maintains weapons and equipment assigned.
  • Conducts initial crime scene investigations.
  • Answers citizen calls for police assistance.
  • Maintains weapon proficiency.
  • Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


  • High School Diploma/GED and currently holds or eligible to hold a Peace Officer License awarded by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
  • Applicant must currently hold a Basic (or higher) TCOLE Certification; or at time of application be enrolled in a Basic Police Academy and be eligible to take the TCOLE Licensing Exam within 45 days.
  • Preferred – One year experience in a law enforcement agency performing peace officer, telecommunication, or correctional officer duties; or 2 years military service with an honorable discharge; or 30 semester credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 from an accredited college or university.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must maintain all requirements to be licensed as a peace officer under TCOLE rules. When duty assignment is in Detention Bureau must obtain and maintain correction officer certification per TCOLE rules (this is not a prerequisite to assignment, may be completed after assignment starts).