Deputy Sheriff – Patrol
The Deputy Sheriff performs law enforcement work to protect 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, 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. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work.
$50,798.00 – $58,927.00 Annually
- 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.
Patrols county roadways and assists citizens in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
- Responds to calls for service as necessary; reports back to station as situation changes or assistance is needed.
- Performs traffic enforcement duties, including issuing citations and tickets, directing traffic, and responding to accidents; performs DWI enforcement.
- Completes offense and incident reports as necessary; may be required to testify in court.
- Apprehends criminals in a variety of both hostile and non-hostile situations.
- Provides field training for other officers; answers any questions or provides instruction as necessary.
- Responds to animal control calls for service as necessary.
- Investigates crime scenes; gathers evidence and lifts latent prints; takes photos of crime scene or marks out evidence as necessary.
- Patrols unincorporated areas as necessary.
- Writes and/or issues citations or warnings in accordance with City, county, and/or state laws, regulations, ordinances, and procedures.
- Services and maintains parking enforcement equipment, such as meters, parking machines, and signs.
- Educates the public regarding parking regulations and citations.
- May respond to situations involving SWAT.
- CERTIFICATION AS A PEACE OFFICER IN THE STATE OF TEXAS REQUIRED
- High School graduation or GED.
- 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.