Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff’s Corner

Sheriff’s Corner With Sheriff Tracy Murphree

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Unit consists of one Captain, a Personnel Assistant and Administrative Assistant, and three Background Investigators. Personnel handles responsibilities related to the onboarding and out-processing of all employees within the Sheriff’s Office. Personnel is the liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and Denton County Human Resources for all fleet, workers comp, and the first report of injury paperwork. Investigators conduct preliminary interviews and background investigations into all internal and external applicants who apply for positions within the Sheriff’s Office. We are currently hiring Detention Officers to work all shifts. Our Detention Officer’s starting pay is $17.36 per hour plus benefits. The Detention Officer Job description, requirements, and application can be found on our website,

Our Training Unit is responsible for meeting the training needs and requirements for all the agency’s 600+ personnel. The Training Unit also maintains all training records, schedules training, and manages the Denton County Firearms Training Facility. The unit consists of one Lieutenant, a Training Coordinator, and one Training Deputy. Training is very important in keeping our skills sharp. We train mentally and physically every day to maintain the highest mindset. Nothing is “routine” in Law Enforcement, we all want to make sure we go home to our families after our shift.

The Quartermaster is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, inventory management of uniforms, equipment, and surplus of all Sheriff’s Office personnel and vehicles. The Quartermaster’s duties also include the management of the Sheriff’s Office vehicle fleet. This fleet includes marked and unmarked patrol cars, trucks, boats, watercraft, ATVs and trailers. The unit consists of one Sergeant and one Vehicle Outfitter. We expect our employees to be outfitted with the best equipment so that they can perform their duties to the best of their ability.


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