Patrol Deputy

Tyler, TX
Smith County Sheriff

$50,738.00 – $64,581.00 Annually

Under general supervision of a Sergeant or designee, the Patrol Deputy performs general law enforcement work of average difficulty and responsibility in the preservation and protection of life and property, the prevention of crime, the maintenance of good public order, the enforcement of civil and criminal law, and other related duties as required by direction or assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols assigned areas of Smith County to preserve public order and tranquility, and to prevent and/or discover the commission of crimes against person or property.
  • Makes arrests and testifies in the prosecution of law violators. Conducts preliminary and/or detailed investigations of the commission of crime or law violations.
  • Protects the crime scene, gathers and preserves matters of evidence, takes and records testimony. Directs and coordinates activities on-site until relieved by a superior officer. Assists detectives in specialized investigations.
  • Transports prisoners to jail. Prepares offense, case reports and investigative information for evidence for court.
  • Serves warrants, capias, court orders and other legal processes. Locates and arrests persons wanted on warrants or court orders.
  • Enforces the traffic laws and arrests or issues summons to traffic law violators. Reports unsafe road conditions, directs the flow of traffic when required and investigates traffic accidents.
  • Participates in work involving juveniles, making preliminary and/or detailed investigation and follow-up, referring such cases as needed to Juvenile Court.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Formal education in human services or criminal justice desired.
  • One year of less experience. Experience in criminal justice or related field, or any combination of education and experience that has been achieved, and is equivalent to the stated education and experience of required knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities.