Deputy Sheriff- Law Enforcement – Patrol

San Antonio, TX
Bexar County Sheriff

Salary: $5,125.00 Monthly.

Essential Functions:

  • Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests. Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders.
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
  • Record daily activities, and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
  • Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas, in order to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators.
  • Place people in protective custody.
  • Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes
  • Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders.
  • Respond to citizens calls involving vehicle accidents, crimes, neighborhood disturbances, fire and other citizen requests and obtain witness statements.
  • Issues citations, serve warrants of arrest, apprehend suspects and arrest persons charged with felonies and misdemeanors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  • Basic Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) (Formally TCLEOSE).
  • Must have no prior arrest records for: driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, no possession or trafficking of illegal narcotics or drugs, assault, stalking, family violence, theft, crimes of moral turpitude, or sexual offenses.
  • Military applicants must disclose any non-judicial discipline involving the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Must have never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense.
  • Must not be currently under indictment for any criminal offense.
  • Must have never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class C misdemeanor.
  • Good knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, codes and statutes.
  • Must be able to patrol assigned district attempting to detect and suppress criminal activity.
  • Must be able to make criminal justice inquiries on suspects to determine if wanted and making arrest when appropriate.
  • Must be able to prepare detailed incident reports.
  • Must be able to enforce traffic laws by patrolling and issuing traffic citations to violators.
  • Investigate traffic accidents.
  • Must be able to testify in court.
  • Must be physically fit; initial patrol school will involve physical training and conditioning.
  • Ability to effectively respond to citizen inquires and complaints.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both in writing and in person.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, Elected/Appointed Officials, Department/Division Heads, County employees, government agencies and the general public.
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
  • May be required to work shift-work and work more than 40 hours during a workweek.