Sheriffs' Association of Texas


Bexar County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Position)

Deputy Sheriff - Law Enforcement Patrol
Please apply online at Bexar County HR

$4,113.00 Monthly

Bexar County Sheriff's Office - 200 North Comal Street, San Antonio, TX

Job Type
Full-time Regular

Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Job Number

6/15/2019 11:59 PM Central


Great Career Opportunity!

  • Salary increases to $50,304 after one year
  • 2 for 1 retirement contribution (TCDRS)
  • Deferred Compensation Retirement (457) available
  • Health, Vision, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Shift Differential Pay and Duty Differential Pay ($200/$300 per month)
  • Generous Vacation and Holiday Leave
  • Critical Incident Pay $50 per month
  • Uniform Allowance $500 per year
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Longevity Pay
  • Sick , Bereavement, and Military Leave
  • Generous Education Incentive Pay
  • Law Enforcement Certificate Pay
  • Patrol Training Officer Pay
  • Ability to work off duty jobs
  • Paid Court Time
  • Formal Promotion Testing System
  • Sick leave Pool
  • Collective Bargaining/Union Coverage/Civil Service

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests. Investigate illegal or suspicious activities
  • Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody
  • Record daily activities, and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities
  • Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas, in order to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators
  • Place people in protective custody
  • Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes
  • Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders
  • Respond to citizens calls involving vehicle accidents, crimes, neighborhood disturbances, fire and other citizen requests and obtain witness statements
  • Issues citations, serve warrants of arrest, apprehend suspects and arrest persons charged with felonies and misdemeanors
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Basic Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) (Formally TCLEOSE)
  • Good knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws, codes and statutes
  • Must be able to patrol assigned district attempting to detect and suppress criminal activity.
  • Must be able to make criminal justice inquiries on suspects to determine if wanted and making arrest when appropriate
  • Must be able to prepare detailed incident reports
  • Must be able to enforce traffic laws by patrolling and issuing traffic citations to violators
  • Investigate traffic accidents
  • Must be able to testify in court
  • Must be physically fit; initial patrol school will involve physical training and conditioning 
  • Ability to effectively respond to citizen inquires and complaints
  • Skill in communicating effectively both in writing and in person
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, Elected/Appointed Officials, Department/Division Heads, County employees, government agencies and the general public
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office
  • May be required to work shift-work and work more than 40 hours during a workweek

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:  

  • Depending on work assignment, working conditions are either in an office environment or in the field with occasional exposure to unusual elements, extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes and unpleasant odors. Working conditions also include exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5-10 lbs.; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending and reaching to perform the essential functions

Supplemental Information

            Please apply online at Bexar County HR or workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.



Bexar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Workplace Diversity.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.