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We can kick start your career in law enforcement!
 
Most employees start in the jail division as clerks or jailers. Within time some clerks promote to jailers. Jailers train and become licensed with the state of Texas Jail Commission. Many jailers attend the academy and eventually become Licensed Texas Peace Officers. Your next step as a new officer is to be commissioned by Sheriff Gary Painter. As deputies of Midland County, promotion within the department is possible in many divisions. Promotion to Patrol, Warrants Investigation, Dare Auto Task Force or Tactical Team is reachable.
 

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Job Requirements:

GED / High School Diploma
   (College or Military a plus)

18 years or older

No Prior Criminal History
   (Class B Misdemeanor or above)

Available for Shift Work
   (Officers work 8 hr Shifts)
   (Patrol 10 hr shifts)


Application Process:


Submit Resume
Retrieve Application (click here to download)
Turn in Completed Application
Background Investigation
Receive Interview Board Notification
Perform Interview
Receive Letter of Acceptance
Receive Shift Assignment

Training:

We will provide training on-site and at various agencies. Within one year of employment as a jailer, you will attend a two week Jailer school and become licensed with the state of Texas Jail Commission. Some topics covered are the following:

BASIC JAIL SCHOOL
FIRST AID AND CPR
DETENTION SECURITY
CELL SEARCH
JAIL CLASSIFICATION
PAT AND STRIP SEARCHES
SUICIDE PREVENTION
HIV/AIDS POLICIES
SUPERVISOR TRAINING
VARIOUS CONFERENCES

After one year, jailers are allowed to go to Peace Officer School at their own cost, and if selected as a Reserve Officer or a Deputy, their training hour requirements are based on Texas Commission Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).

BASIC PEACE OFFICER
BASIC RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
FIRE SAFETY TRAINING
INVESTIGATIVE TOPICS
VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE
DEFENSIVE TACTICS
RACIAL SENSITIVITY
CULTURAL DIVERSITY
LEGAL UPDATES
CHILD ABUSE
FAMILY VIOLENCE
MITIGATING LIABILITIES
INTERMEDIATE CRIME SCENE
GANG INTELLIGENCE
 
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​The Midland County Sheriff’s Office conducts quarterly firearms qualifications for all armed officers. Midland County has a state of art firing range as well as classroom facilities for on-site instruction and flip-type silhouette targets.
Job Opportunities:

Jail Clerks: Booking, Booking Supervisor, Releasing, Receiving, Separation Watches, Finger Printing, Computer Documentation, Bond Office

Jailers: Classification, Master Control, Transport, Line Officers

Contact the Sheriff's Office at 688-4600 for more information.