WCSO Now Hiring Detention Officers

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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring for Detention Officers. This position involves maintaining the safe and secure care, custody, and control of incarcerated adult male and female inmates. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 940-716-8678.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals.  Those who have the aptitude and sense of commitment, those who want to help their community, and those who want to make a difference. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office’s goal is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the wide range of ethnic and culturally diverse groups that make up Wichita County.

A Career with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office offers; challenge, excitement, teamwork and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, and career development, opportunities for promotion, and competitive salary and benefits.

Requirements

As a minimum, applicants with the Sheriff’s Office must meet the following requirements:

Age: 18 years of age (21 for Field Deputy)

Citizenship: U.S. citizen or a Naturalized citizen.  Civilian applicants must be able to show proof of residency or a work visa.

Education: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required (For Field Deputies must hold valid Texas Peace Officer’s License.)

Criminal History: In general, no record of conviction for any offense above the grade of Class B Misdemeanor, no convictions for Class B Misdemeanor within the preceding 10 years, must not have ever been on probation for any offense above the grade of Class B Misdemeanor.

Valid Driver’s License: Field Deputies and Detention Officers are required to maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Hiring Process

Each applicant seeking employment with the Sheriff’s Office must successfully complete a multi-step hiring process as outlined below.

Steps in Hiring Process

  • Complete application packet
  • Complete minimum qualification Review
  • Pass a Reading Comprehension Exam
  • Interview with oral review board
  • Pass extensive background investigation
  • Placement on eligibility list
  • Offer of employment made as appropriate position becomes available.  Offer is conditional upon the successful completion of:
    • Medical examination
    • Psychological examination
    • Drug Screening
    • Strength Test

If the steps listed above are completed successfully and the position is offered is accepted, the applicant will receive a starting date and complete in-processing.

Applicants MUST successfully complete each step to progress to the next step in the hiring process. 

 

November 6, 2014

On Wednesday November 5, at approximately 6:53 am, Sergeant Eric Wisch observed an unoccupied vehicle parked in the roadway at the intersection of Bacon Switch and S.H. 240.  The vehicle was impounded after the owner could not be contacted.

On Thursday November 6, at approximately 3:23 am, Deputy Ralph Burdick made a traffic stop at the intersection of Central Frwy. and Kenley.  The 36-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for Theft by Check.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Citizen’s Academy Coming Up

The next Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy will start in March 5, 2015.

This fourteen week academy meets every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You will have an opportunity to learn all about your Sheriff’s Office. You will get to go to the firing range and fire the weapons that the Sheriff’s Office uses, drive a patrol vehicle, conduct a building search as well as tour the jails, courthouse and many other facilities.

The class is free of charge and is limited to the first 25 applicants.

Click the Citizen’s Academy page to print off an application, come to the Sheriff’s Office in the courthouse to pick up an application, or call Deputy Melvin Joyner at 940-716-8676 for more information.

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November 3, 2014

On Friday October 31, at approximately 1:54 pm, Deputy Victoria Hatcher made a traffic stop at the intersection of Spur 325 and Airport Drive. The 29-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Theft of Service.  The driver was also issued citations for Expired Registration and No Insurance.

On Friday October 31, at approximately 10:49 pm, Deputy John Warner made a traffic stop at the intersection of Grace and Elizabeth. The 50-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Unlawful Carrying a Weapon.

On Friday October 31, at approximately 9:16 pm, Deputy Cole McGarry made a traffic stop in the 500 block of Wellington Lane. The 44-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with an outstanding warrant for Driving While License Invalid.

On Saturday November 1, at approximately 11:15 pm, Deputy Ralph Burdick and Deputy Kimberley Ames made a traffic stop at the intersection of Brook and 6th Street.  The 35-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Sunday November 2, at approximately 1:53 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez responded to Yucca Drive in reference to a Criminal Mischief. Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported

Disclaimer: Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a