Law Enforcement Deputy Sheriff
The Deputy Sheriff performs law enforcement duties to protect lives, property and rights of citizens of Travis County by patrolling assigned districts to enforce local, state and federal laws. Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, conducting preliminary investigative work and serving warrants.
6/19/2020 11:59 PM Central
• Provides for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, patrolling lake areas by boat or on horseback to promote and foster good community relations with the public.
• Patrols assigned areas; maintains situational awareness of area for crime prevention.
• Responds day or night to emergency calls and routine complaints.
• Records offenses and accidents and facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
• Identifies, pursues and arrests suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
• Interviews complainants, witnesses and defendants; prepares appropriate charges to book arrested suspects.
• Reviews and investigates accidents and incidents to determine if criminal act or statute violations were involved.
• Monitors, notes, reports and investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
• Serves warrants, makes arrests and starts booking procedures on arrested individuals.
• Assumes control and responsibility at crime scene by directing/assigning duties to patrol and crime scene officers.
• Collects and submits evidence; may be required to photograph major fatality accidents.
• Locates fugitives, develops informants, and conducts surveillance and search and seizures.
• Provides vehicular traffic control and enforcement (tickets and warnings).
• Responds to and investigates traffic accidents; renders first aid as required.
• Issues traffic citations, directs traffic; investigates traffic accidents and crimes against persons and property.
• Serves court processes.
Education and Experience:
Must be a US Citizen
Must be 21 years of age
High school Diploma or GED
Must qualify with a weapon annually in accordance with Departmental Standards
Must meet the Physical Readiness Testing requirements according to TCSO policy
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Must possess basic Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE.
Possess a valid Drivers' License. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.