Cooke County has an opening for Deputy Sheriff- Patrol.
This position will patrol county roadways and assists citizens in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Responds to calls for service as directed, perform traffic enforcement duties, issue warning tickets and citations as necessary, direct traffic, respond to traffic accidents, and perform DWI enforcement. Complete offense and incident reports and may be required to testify in court. Execute warrants and non-warrant arrests as required in hostile and non-hostile environments and situations. Respond to animal control calls. Investigate and protect crime scenes, obtain latent prints, take photographs, mark and record evidence in the chain of custody and deposit all evidence into the care of the agency evidence holding facility. Serve civil process documents and conduct civil standby attendance as required. May respond to assist SWAT situations. Perform other duties not enumerated as required by the agency.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Minimum 2 YEARS experience as a Peace Officer or in a related field required OR an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.
CERTIFICATION AS A PEACE OFFICER IN THE STATE OF TEXAS MANDATORY.
Must never have been convicted of any Family Violence Offense. Must not be convicted of an offense above the level of Class B Misdemeanor in the last 10 years. Must not have been discharged from the Military with a Bad Conduct or Dishonorable Discharge. Must be able to pass the Texas Commission mandated Physical and Psychological requirements.
Salary is $1,726.11 biweekly. Please apply at the Cooke County Human Resources Office located at 101 South Dixon St, Gainesville TX, 3rd floor, or visit our website, www.co.cooke.tx.us, for an application.