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Deputy Sheriff

Collin County Sheriff's Office - McKinney, Texas

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$49,739.00 annual

Job Description

Collin County is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Individuals in the position of Deputy Sheriff enforce federal, state and local laws by serving legal documents, patrolling assigned areas, apprehending suspects and make arrests, responding to service calls, and making traffic stops. They perform investigations and searches, write reports, and provide court testimony. Deputy Sheriffs transport inmates to prison facilities, administer educational programs in various community-oriented programs, and coordinate emergency mental health commitments. They may perform other related duties as required. Functions may vary by individual assignment. Collin County offers a fast paced working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long and short term disability. Retirement benefits have an excellent employer match. You must submit a completed application to be considered for employment. Attaching a resume is not considered an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Interested candidates must apply online at www.collincountytx.gov/human_resources/careers for the listing titled “Deputy Sheriff”.

Additional Information

  • Candidates MUST be available to work any shift. Only candidates who are available for shift work, including overnight shifts, are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Candidates must have the level of education equivalent to four years of high school.
  • At least two years of experience in Law Enforcement are required.
  • Candidates must have Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Peace Officer Certification.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Operator’s Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 or older
  • Education: Must have a high school diploma or GED with 12 college credit hours and 1 year of law enforcement experience.


    If no college, must have two years of previous law enforcement experience.

  • Experience: Must have TCLEOSE Peace Officer Certification
Candidates for a Deputy position who have completed the online application and meet the qualifications will be eligible to take the written test established for the position. Based on the highest scores received on the test, up to thirty of the top candidates will be processed for an eligibility listing. The written exam will be scheduled and administered by the Collin County Sheriff’s Office Civil Service Commission. Candidates will be notified by e-mail, following submission of the online application, on whether they qualify for the written exam, and if so, the time and location of the exam.

Contact Informaton

Lt. John Norton

Collin County Sheriff's Office
4300 Community Avenue
McKinney, Texas 75071
phone: (972) 547-5111

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