Patrol Deputy

Tom Green County Sheriff's Office - San Angelo, Texas

Oct 5, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$45,110 annual
Top Pay:
$$59,000 annual

Job Description

Come join our team! Live and work in West Texas, one of the best places in the nation to be a Law Enforcement Officer.

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++Essential Duties and Responsibilities:++ -Patrols suburban and rural areas of Tom Green County in an agency vehicle and enforces state and local laws. -Identifies and stops traffic violators; radios dispatcher to verify driver’s license/vehicle registration information; issues citations or warnings to vehicle operator and passengers, as appropriate. -Conducts preliminary investigations of accidents and crime scenes; interviews witnesses; gathers evidence and takes statements. -Conducts field sobriety tests and arrests offenders; arrests individuals with outstanding warrants, in accordance with department policies. -Transports violators to County Jail and completes necessary paperwork and reports. -Responds to emergency calls and routine complaints; conducts searches of persons, buildings and vehicles to find potential weapons, contraband, evidence, and stolen property. Conducts criminal investigations, makes arrests, seeks warrants and files criminal complaints. -Assists federal, state, and local law enforcement officials with investigations and emergencies. Assists stranded motorists; assists or rescues individuals in need of aid. -Executes warrants and serves subpoenas and civil papers; testifies in court, as required. Controls the scene of a traffic accident and directs traffic, as necessary. -Performs animal and varmint control; removes and relocates livestock from roadways. Transports mental patients and guards prisoners at hospitals, as assigned. -Escorts elections personnel and equipment from polling sites to central office. -May assist in the coordination or conduct of community/school-based programs or perform other special assignments, as needed; attends training, seminars, and meetings; performs other duties as assigned.

++Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:++ -Knowledge of pertinent criminal and civil law; knowledge of law enforcement and departmental procedures and policies; knowledge of basic investigation procedures and rules of evidence; knowledge of the operation and care of firearms; knowledge of first aid. -Ability to properly interpret and enforce state and local law enforcement regulations; ability to analyze situations in an effective manner and make independent decisions while working in the field; ability to secure and properly document information from witnesses and suspects; ability to operate a patrol vehicle in a safe and prudent manner; ability to follow departmental policies, procedures, and directives from supervisory staff; ability to make effective decisions in stressful situations and react quickly and calmly during emergencies; ability to manage disruptive, violent, and assaultive offenders effectively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to operate computers, radios, security and office equipment; ability to perform first aid in accordance with training and accepted procedures; ability to prepare clear, concise and prosecutable reports. -Skill in oral/written communication and interpersonal relations.

++Physical Requirements and Work Setting:++ Prolonged periods of sitting and driving; periodic walking, standing, bending, and reaching; occasional running and physical effort to apprehend and/or control offenders; subject to verbal abuse, physical assault, and other potentially dangerous situations; visual acuity, hearing ability, and manual dexterity required.

++Education and/or Experience Required:++ Graduation from an accredited law enforcement academy.

++Certificates and Licenses:++ License as a Peace Officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). Valid Texas Class C driver’s license.

Must maintain all minimum training requirements required by TCOLE. Must qualify annually with duty issued firearms. Must obtain ICS 100, ICS 700 and ICS 800b certificates.

Additional Information



-Special Operations

(SRT & Negotiations)

-Commercial Motor Vehicle


-Criminal Investigations

-Mental Health



-911 Dispatch


-1,500 sq. miles of patrol area, with a county population of over 120,000

-Amazing and supportive community in West Texas

-“Panama” Schedule, with every other weekend off

-County paid medical and dental insurance for employees

-Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time, increases with service time

-Retirement through TCDRS at 7% with 1.5-1 match

-Patrol take-home vehicle

-All uniforms and weapons provided

-in-service & external training opportunities

-TCOLE certification pay

-Longevity pay

-STEP enforcement and extra duty pay opportunities

-Proactive agency with supportive admin, allowing deputies to conduct criminal and narcotic interdiction regularly

-Salary range for Patrol Deputy is now $45,110 – $59,000

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: Academy Graduate or Previous Experience

Minimum Qualifications For Deputy Sheriff in TEXAS

All public safety officer positions have minimum requirements established by Texas law and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

An applicant:

-must be a citizen of the United States

-must be at least 18 years of age

-must be fingerprinted and subject to a background check to disclose any criminal records

-may not have been convicted of a crime for which he or she could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary

-must be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation

-must be a high school graduate or have passed the general education development test and have been issued an equivalency certificate by the superintendent of public instruction, an appropriate issuing agency, another state or the federal government

-must meet any additional qualifications established by TCOLE

-In addition, Texas law requires that individuals seeking employment as deputy sheriffs have a medical exam conducted by a licensed physician appointed by the employing agency.

Contact Information

William Kirkland

Tom Green County Sheriff's Office
San Angelo, Texas 76903
phone: 325-655-8111

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