Sheriffs' Association of Texas


Bexar County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Sheriff - Law Enforcement-Patrol Positions)

Bexar County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Full-time Deputy Sheriff - Law Enforcement Patrol Deputy.

• High School or General Education Development (GED) certificate
• Basic Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) (Formally TCLEOSE)
• Must have no prior arrest records for: driving while intoxicated, driving while impaired, no possession or trafficking of illegal narcotics or drugs, assault, stalking, family violence, theft, crimes of moral turpitude, or sexual offenses.
• Military applicants must disclose any non-judicial discipline involving the Uniform Code of Military Justice
• Must have never been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense.
• Must not be currently under indictment for any criminal offense
• Must have never been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class C misdemeanor
• 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

Pay & Benefits:
• Starting salary $50,712
• Salary increases to $51, 684 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

• Respond to calls for service, such as vehicle accidents, assaults, family violence, neighborhood disturbances, child abuse and homicides.
• Operate patrol vehicles in assigned 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
• Issues citations, serve warrants of arrest, apprehend suspects and arrest persons charged with felonies and misdemeanors
• Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Processing/Recruiting Team
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Office: 210-335-5627

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