Deputy SO/Patrol

Position:  PC Deputy SO/Patrol

Salary: $18.86 per hour/43 hours per week ($42,160.23 annually)

**Montgomery County Government adopted the State of Tennessee’s Hybrid Retirement Plan to be effective January 1, 2017. Any new full-time employee hired on or after January 1, 2017 will be required to enroll. As a member of the Hybrid Plan, you are required to contribute at least 5% of your salary to the defined benefit portion of the Hybrid Plan. Contributions are made on a tax-deferred basis.

Purpose of Job:

To provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-Inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
  • Operate patrol vehicle in an assigned geographical area.
  • Monitor and observe vehicular traffic, detect traffic offenses and issue traffic citations as warranted.
  • Respond to traffic accidents, administer first-aid if necessary, call for emergency medical assistance, control and direct vehicular traffic and citizens, conduct interviews with drivers and witnesses, and gather material evidence from accident scenes.
  • Observe businesses and residences for criminal activity; check buildings for unauthorized entry, search structures and property for intruders, and investigate suspicious persons and events.
  • Respond to robberies, thefts, burglaries, homicides, etc. Administer first-aid to injured, secure crime scenes, control and direct citizens at the scene, conduct interviews with complainants, victims, witnesses and suspects, and gather material evidence from the scene as required.
  • Respond to domestic disturbances, calm overly excited or agitated persons; physically restrain unruly individuals. Conduct interviews with complainants and witnesses, obtain relevant facts and information, and mediate and resolve complaints and disputes.
  • Make arrests, including subduing individuals with appropriate action and force as necessary, placing individuals into handcuffs or other restraining devices, searching vehicles and persons under arrest for weapons and contraband, and transporting arrested individuals to our detention facility.
  • Complete paperwork to incarcerate arrestees.
  • Assemble and prepare documentation and narrative reports, memorandums, and notes of accidents, incidents, offenses, and activity reports.
  • Maintain issued equipment, materials, and supplies required to support daily operations.
  • Perform follow up investigations as needed.
  • Enforce court orders; including serving summons, subpoenas, Orders of Protection and executing search and arrest warrants when required.
  • Provide sworn testimony in court proceedings.
  • Operate computer terminals (MDT’s, laptops & desktop) to retrieve information and data from central files or outside agency files and systems.
  • Research manual and computer records to obtain information concerning policies, procedures, regulations, warrants, penal codes, arrest reports, court dockets, etc.
  • Respond to miscellaneous citizen inquiries and requests; such as giving directions, assisting with disabled vehicles, and providing clarification of routine legal requirements.
  • Attend in-service training classes.



High School Diploma or G.E.D is required. Must have 12 months of law enforcement experience. A valid Tennessee Driver’s License is required.  Residency in Montgomery County is required if job requires an issued official vehicle, may otherwise live in an adjoining county within Tennessee if no vehicle is issued.


Minimum Qualifications or Standards Required To Perform Essential Job Functions

Physical Requirements:  Physical demand job requirements are at levels of those for active work.  Physical ability to operate a variety of weapons, tools, office machines, and other equipment associated with law enforcement and/or detention is required.  Physical ability to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials is required.  Physical ability to lift and carry weight, or exert force in excess of 50 pounds is required.  Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check.

Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, or compositional characteristics; whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability to speak and signal others in order to convey ideas or information, and to hear the spoken word and process a signal.  Examples include giving or receiving orders, or giving directions or information to coworkers.

Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  The ability to write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling, grammar, and all parts of speech is required.  The ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and a well-modulated voice is required.

Intelligence:  Requires the ability to learn and understand basic principles and techniques, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision and to acquire knowledge of topics related to the job.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information to citizens, supervisors, and elected officials, to explain procedures and policies and to follow verbal and written instructions, guidelines and objectives.

Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, determine percentages, determine time and weight and utilize statistical inference.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.

Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated equipment.

Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  The ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating the other hand with different activities is required.  Average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination are required at minimum.

Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to interact with diverse audiences beyond giving and receiving instructions; such as in interpreting departmental policies and procedures.  Ability to perform under considerable stress when confronted with a life-threatening emergency is required.

Closing Date: Until filled


Job Category: Government
Job Type: Full Time