Deputy Sheriff (Patrol)
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Protects county residents and property and enforces laws, as appropriate.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
- 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.