For non-emergencies, contact us at:

(361) 645-3451

To report an emergency dial: ​911

patrol deputy

The Goliad County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of patrol deputy

JOB POSTING: Open until filled 



  • Patrol county and city roadways and assist citizens in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Respond to calls for service as directed, perform traffic enforcement duties, issue citations as necessary.
  • Direct traffic as well as respond to and investigate traffic crashes.
  • Complete offense and incident reports as well as investigate criminal activity; may be required to testify in court.
  • Execute warrant and on view 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 as required.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Sheriff or Supervisor.


  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Possess a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Peace Officer or in a related field required OR an equivalent combination of education and related experience is preferred but not required.
  • Possess a valid driver's license or be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days of date of hire.
  • Be licensed as a basic peace officer in good standing with TCOLE required.
  • Be able to pass the TCOLE mandated physical and psychological requirements.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus, but not required
  • Have never been convicted, pled guilty, nor have been on court-ordered community service/probation or deferred adjudication for a Class A misdemeanor or a felony.
  • Have not been convicted, pled guilty, been on community service/probation, or deferred adjudication for a Class B misdemeanor in this state, another state, or while serving in the military during the last 10 years.
  • Have never had a military court-martial that resulted in a dishonorable or bad conduct discharge.


  • Criminal History Review
  • Pre-Employment Packet Review
  • Jail Tour
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Review of Personal History, Statement, and Documents
  • Physical Examination
  • Drug Screen
  • Psychological Examination
  • Background Investigation


  • Starting salary is $19.78 per hour
  • ​Overtime paid at time and a half; ample overtime opportunities are available; no compensatory time used
  • Full benefits package, including Blue Cross medical coverage through the County
  • Retirement through Texas County and District Retirement System​
  • ​Uniforms (except footwear) provided
  • Weapons (sidearm, shotgun, patrol rifle) provided
  • Take-home assigned unit after completion of probationary period

The Goliad County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. 

The Goliad County Sheriff's Office appreciates your interest. You may contact Chief Deputy Tim Futch, at 361-645-3451 ext. 8213. Application forms are available at the Goliad County Sheriff's Office.