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Basic Requirements to be a Deputy Constable
In order to be a Full-time Deputy with the Tarrant County Constable's Offcie Pct. 7 you must first check with the Tarrant County Job Opportunities Website to see if a position is available. For a Reserve Deputy position please scroll down to the requirements for that position.

Full Time Deputy Requirements

When a position is available through the Tarrant County Job Opportunities Website you may apply if you meet the minimum requirements. You must apply through the Tarrant County Human Resource Department first. If you qualify, your application will be forwarded to this office. At that time your application will be reviewed and you may be called in for an interview with our hiring board. We will then conduct a very thorough investigation on the top applicants. After completion of your background, we will inform you of the next process. You will be notified in writing if you do not qualify for a position. A list of our duties can be viewed by reading the Duties of the Constable's Office Pct. 7. The Tarrant County Constable's Office Pct. 7 seeks Deputies of the highest standards with integrity and professionalism. To understand our values please read our Mission, Vision, Goals and Values.

You must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older.

Hold a current TCLEOSE license. An Associates Degree or 60 college hours and three (3) years law enforcement experience OR Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice prefered and one (1) year law enforcement experience OR five (5) years law enforcement experience OR any equivalent combination. Constable service is prefered but not required.

Possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected or uncorrected in each eye. Uncorrected vision cannot exceed 20/100 in each eye, unless vision is corrected by the use of contact lenses which must be worn on duty and/or during all enforcement related activities. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations. Persons who have had eye surgery performed on either eye will not be eligible to apply for one year after surgery;
Possess hearing with less than a 30 decibel loss, either corrected or uncorrected in each ear. Uncorrected hearing cannot exceed a 60 decibel loss in each ear;
No Felony or Class A Misdemeanor convictions.
No misdemeanor convictions above the grade of class C within the last 10 years;
No DWI convictions within the last 10 years;
Not on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class C misdemeanor;
Be of good character and have a stable school/work/driving record;
No family members working for this office (Reserve or Clerk);

No pending litigation-criminal or civil (including divorce).

You will be required to attend a 20 hour Civil Process course after being hired.

Health:
Among the conditions to be evaluated as a prerequisite to preliminary consideration are:

A general capacity to perform tasks required of peace officers, including (but not limited to) capability of unassisted (except be mechanical or stationary self-contained objects) performance of physical agility tasks reflective of peace officer duties.

These will include capacity to run, jump, turn, pivot, stoop, climb, and execute similar movements; push, lift, remove, install, and otherwise handle objects and persons weighing 50-200 pounds, and subdue resisting individuals by exercise of physical force so as to take into custody and transport them against their will.

Such tasks shall be capable of being performed with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, that does not impair a business hardship and without presenting a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others.

Among the conditions to be evaluated as a prerequisite to a final job offer are:

The applicant must have vision in both eyes and possess hearing in both ears as described above under general requirements.
Capable of performing the tasks described above.
Possess satisfactory psychological and emotional health; and
Not possess a condition which posses a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others.


Reserve Deputy Constable

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

You may apply if you meet the minimum requirements. If you qualify, you may call and speak with with our Office Manager, fill out an Apllication Online or Contact Us by email. Once you complete your apllication it will need to be submitted to the Constable's Office in person or by mail. (Reserve Deputy applications are the only applications that go directly to this office all other position must go through Human Resource). Your application will be reviewed and you may be called in for an interview with our hiring board. We will then conduct a very thorough investigation. After completion of your background, we will inform you of the next process. You will be notified in writing if you do not qualify for a position. A list of our duties can be viewed by reading the Duties of the Constable's Office Pct. 7. The Tarrant County Constable's Office Pct. 7 seeks Reserve Deputies of the highest standards with integrity and professionalism. To understand our values please read our Mission, Vision, Goals and Values

You must be a citizen of the United States, 21 years of age or older. (No Max Age)

Hold a current TCLEOSE license. A full Police Officers license is required. Reserve Licenses are not accepted.

Possess 20/20 vision, either corrected or uncorrected or uncorrected in each eye. Uncorrected vision cannot exceed 20/100 in each eye, unless vision is corrected by the use of contact lenses which must be worn on duty and/or during all enforcement related activities. Must be free of dichromatic color blindness, night blindness and any other visual deficiencies or limitations. Persons who have had eye surgery performed on either eye will not be eligible to apply for one year after surgery;

Possess hearing with less than a 30 decibel loss, either corrected or uncorrected in each ear. Uncorrected hearing cannot exceed a 60 decibel loss in each ear;
No Felony or Class A Misdemeanor convictions.
No misdemeanor convictions above the grade of class C within the last 10 years;
No DWI convictions within the last 10 years;
Not on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above the grade of class C misdemeanor;
Be of good character and have a stable school/work/driving record;
No family members working for this office (Deputy or Clerk);

No pending litigation-criminal or civil (including divorce).

You will be required to take a 20 hour Civil Process course


Be willing to purchase your own equipment and uniforms

Have medical insurance at all times while performing duties as a Reserve Deputy (from your primary job or self insured)

Prefer that you be a member of a Police Officer Association (CLEAT, TMPA or FOP). This is to protect the Reserve Deputy with legal fees in case of an incident. Tarrant County does not necessarily give Reserve Deputies the same legal representation as they do for full-time Deputies. A waiver may be signed if the Reserve Deputy wishes to wave this request.

Contact the President of the Arlington Police Association for a local representative of CLEAT

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Reserve Deputies are required to work a minimum of 16 hours a month.

Health:

Among the conditions to be evaluated as a prerequisite to preliminary consideration are:

 

A general capacity to perform tasks required of peace officers, including (but not limited to) capability of unassisted (except be mechanical or stationary self-contained objects) performance of physical agility tasks reflective of peace officer duties.
These will include capacity to run, jump, turn, pivot, stoop, climb, and execute similar movements; push, lift, remove, install, and otherwise handle objects and persons weighing 50-200 pounds, and subdue resisting individuals by exercise of physical force so as to take into custody and transport them against their will.
Such tasks shall be capable of being performed with reasonable accommodation, if necessary, that does not impair a business hardship and without presenting a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others.

Among the conditions to be evaluated as a prerequisite to a final job offer are:

The applicant must have vision in both eyes and possess hearing in both ears as described above under general requirements.
Capable of performing the tasks described above.
Possess satisfactory psychological and emotional health; and
Not possess a condition which posses a direct threat to the safety of the applicant or others.
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