Deputy Sheriff – Patrol

Rockwall, TX
Rockwall County Sheriff

STARTING SALARY: $62,500 (Certified)

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety of citizens and businesses in Rockwall County. This is accomplished by responding to calls for service; performing traffic patrol; serving warrants; investigating accidents; investigating narcotics violations; providing K-9 assistance; performing civil processes such as serving legal documents, subpoenas and writs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Investigates general complaints and emergency calls for service including but not limited to: alarms; animal complaints; reckless driving; robberies; burglaries; kidnappings; assaults and murders.
  • Completes reports, time sheets, required documentation and reviews videos in an organized, timely manner.
  • Enforces all misdemeanor and felony laws of the State of Texas; apprehends, arrests and detains criminal suspects and violators of laws when necessary.
  • Investigates automobile accidents and provides first aid when needed; enforces all traffic laws including DWI investigations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Must meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • 45 semester hours of credit from accredited college (minimum “C” average) or,
    • At least two years active duty in the United States military with honorable discharge or,
    • At least two years of service as a Rockwall County Detention Officer or,
    • At least two years of service as a full-time peace officer.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the contiguous United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a comprehensive background investigation. Consideration given for military overseas assignments.
  • Basic Peace Officer’s Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) preferred or;
  • If uncertified must be capable of successfully completing the police academy and passing the TCOLE peace officer’s exam.