The Denton County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), in conjunction with the Texas Veterans Commission, is working to help transition returning veterans into our communities by offering employment opportunities within the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Travis, as a veteran himself, explained that veterans assimilate to law enforcement careers well because of what it offers – a para-military structure, the opportunity to serve their communities and a strong commitment to duty in a challenging environment.
The sheriff further explained that veterans are reliable, resilient, and detail oriented people who have proven to be valuable employees, with a proven track record with the Sheriff’s Office. Currently DCSO employs approximately 85 veterans in all facets of the Sheriff’s Office which includes detention, communications, criminal investigations, patrol and administration.
Sheriff Travis additionally stated that his office and the Texas Veterans Commission are collaborating to promote recruiting and processing veterans for employment opportunities within the Denton County Sheriff s Office.
Sheriff Travis initiated this concept and reached out to the Texas Veterans Commission with the proposal in an effort to identify veteran candidates for the jail expansion project which will open this fall.
Sheriff Travis said the expansion has created approximately 50 new detention positions, With almost 44,000 veterans here in Denton County, it provides an excellent pool to draw from.
At the Sheriff s Office, veterans have the opportunity to enter a career that offers excellent benefits, advancement, in-service training and agency sponsored state jailer or peace officer licensing.
Specifically, detention Officers perform specialized law enforcement work in the care and security of inmates in the County Jail. Work may involve admitting and booking inmates, supervising trustees, ensuring security of inmates and Jail, and additional duties as determined by area of assignment. The veterans currently working in the jail, patrol, and CID find this type of work rewarding, and say it gives them an opportunity to put their skills to use.
Denton County and the Denton County Sheriff s Office are equal opportunity employers.
To apply for these and other opportunities with the Denton County Sheriff s Office, please go on-line for complete details and instructions. Go to http://dentoncounty.com/Departments/Human-Resources/Jobopening.aspx.
Sandi Brackeen serves as the public information officer for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.