Sheriffs' Association of Texas


Collin County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Position)

Collin County Sheriff's Office (Deputy Sheriff Position)

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

Deputy Sheriffs enforce federal, state, and local law by serving legal documents, patrolling assigned areas, apprehending suspects, and making arrests, responding to service calls, and making traffic stops. Performs investigations and searches, writes reports, and provides court testimony. Transports inmates to prison facilities. Administers educational programs in various community-oriented programs. Coordinates emergency mental health commitments. May perform other related duties as required. Functions may vary by individual assignment.


  • Only candidates, who are available for shift work, including overnight shifts, are eligible to apply for this position. Candidates MUST be available to work any shift.
  • Candidates must be 21 years of age at date of hire and a High school diploma or GED with one of the following:
    • Thirty (30) hours of college education from a regionally accredited university or college with a 2.0 or higher overall grade point average; OR
    • Two years of active duty U.S. Military service with an Honorable Discharge; OR
    • Two years of full-time law enforcement service in the United States as a Police Officer,
  • Deputy Sheriff, Jailer, Dispatcher, or Corrections Officer.
  • Must be able to obtain the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer Certificate within twelve (12) months after assignment (paid for by Collin County)
  • Applicants for the Deputy Sheriff position will proceed through a series of tests based on passing scores and rankings.


  • Starting Salary is:
    • Deputy Sheriff (Unlicensed) - $52,999 per year
    • Deputy Sheriff (Licensed) - $56,800 per year
  • Certification and special teams pay
  • We have several specialized units and opportunity for advancement throughout the Sheriff’s Office
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 12 hour patrol shifts
  • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long and short-term disability
  • Vacation leave, paid training, and sick leave
  • TCDRS Retirement with a 2-1 match
  • Uniforms, handgun, patrol rifle, TASER, body armor are provided
    Duty gear paid stipend

In an effort to attract experienced peace officers, we are offering a lateral entry program. This program provides selected candidates with a higher starting salary. The determination regarding whether a candidate qualifies for lateral entry will be made during the Chief Deputy’s Review portion of the Selection Process. Lateral entry or TCOLE certified applicants should contact Investigator Angel Hawkes at 972-547-5155 for more information.

The best way to learn more about our office is to schedule a tour. Not only will you see firsthand what happens throughout the Sheriff’s Office, you will be able to see our facilities, the working environments, and you will have a one on one experience where you can ask questions.

If you would like to inquire about the position or you have any questions, request to speak with Investigator Angel Hawkes at (972) 547-5155, or email

Collin County Sheriff’s Office
4300 Community Avenue
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 547-5100