Deputy Sheriff

Denton, TX
Denton County Sheriff's Office

$58,781.00 – $68,186.00 Annually

The Deputy Sheriff performs law enforcement work to protect the lives, property, and rights of citizens of the County. Work involves performing law enforcement or jail duties in a specific area of assignment. This position may serve civil process papers, such as summons, writs of possession, foreclosures, executions, claim and delivery, and restraining orders; answer complaint calls and patrol the County in an official vehicle to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects; serve warrants and make warrant arrests; and/or performing various procedures associated with transporting prisoners for the Sheriff’s Department. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary according to areas of assignment. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work.

Examples of Duties

  • Enforces all the laws of the state and applicable federal laws.
  • Provides law enforcement services to residents and responds to service requests.
  • Prepares documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • Regular and punctual attendance is required.
  • Teaches required training courses to all licensed Jailers and Peace Officers employed at the Sheriff’s Office including initial licensing courses, intermediate/advanced training, and recertification.
  • Assists with preparation, scheduling, coordinating, and teaching the Basic County Corrections Courses required to obtain the initial Jailer License.
  • Assists with conducting training records audits to ensure all licenses are up to date.
  • Assists in tracking training for all licensed jailers and peace officers and managing other training records.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School graduation or GED. If assigned to Community Relations, a minimum of one year of experience in a related field is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver’s license within 90 days.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.