Deputy Sheriff (Patrol)

Livingston, TX
Polk County Sheriff

$41,604.00 Annually


Protects county residents and property and enforces laws, as appropriate.


  • Patrols an assigned area, generally by vehicle, to prevent crimes and enforce laws and regulations;
  • Responds to emergency calls and routine complaints and takes action as necessary;
  • Chases and apprehends suspects;
  • Issues traffic citations and directs traffic;
  • Investigates traffic accidents, civil disturbances, and crimes against persons and property and assists federal, state, and local law enforcement officials with investigations and emergencies;
  • Keep records of activities and makes reports concerning crimes, complaints, accidents, and investigations;
  • Serves warrants and makes arrests;
  • Serves civil papers, including writs, summons, subpoenas, capiases, etc.;
  • Questions witnesses and suspects and takes statements and depositions;
  • Gathers and labels evidence, takes photographs and fingerprints, guards and transports prisoners, and testifies in court;
  • Delivers protective custody order subjects to State hospital;
  • Responsible for animal control, especially relating to cattle on roadways;


  • High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least two years of work experience.
  • or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and satisfies state statutes.
  • Basic certification by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education at the time of hire and appropriate Texas driver’s license
  • Certification as a Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education.