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School Resource Deputy


Under general supervision, enforces the laws of the State of Oklahoma and answers calls for service.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Certified preferred, but a minimum of a high school diploma or general education (G.E.D.) and no experience required.
  • Have or obtain within 30 days of employment a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
  • Must be 21 years of age at the time of employment.
  • Must be able to pass the Oklahoma Public Employee Retirement System standards and be State certified as a police officer. Must be able to qualify on the shooting range.
  • Ability to operate two-way radio, walkie-talkie in field situations, and to operate effectively radar equipment, etc.; to perform routine preventative maintenance on vehicles.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as laws, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees or organizations.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public using tact and diplomacy and remain calm in emergency situations; provide constitutional requirements and perform first aid and/or CPR.
  • Ability to make split second decisions that could affect the well-being of the public, department, fellow employees, as well as the deputy's safety.
  • Ability and willingness to interface with other law enforcement personnel.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must be able to respond to varying situations with tact and diplomacy and know how to deal with stressful, hostile, or irate persons, whether due to physical or mental disability, drugs, socioeconomic differences, or other factors.
  • Requires continuous attention to safe working and operating procedures to ensure safety of one's self and fellow citizens. The possibility of body attacks while making an arrest, severe bodily harm while dealing with felons.
  • Must possess the physical strength and stamina to chase and subdue fleeing persons; to arrest them if necessary; and to bring them into custody.
  • Great probability of working rotating shifts, extended hours, emergency call out, and to testify in court on days off.
  • Must have the visual acuity to identify suspects, detect danger, read licenses and tags, etc.
  • Must possess the aural acuity to understand conversations in quiet and noisy environments, understand radio transmissions, distinguish between car backfires and gun shots, determine location of person in distress, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste and smell.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee regularly lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds, frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

School Resource Officer Responsibilities:

         Remanding students who commit lesser offenses to the principal or vice-principal.
  • Conducting physical searches of students' property if they are suspected of breaking the law and ensuring the school administrators' safety during these searches.
  • Patrolling the school grounds, ensuring overall safety, viewing videos and security monitors, and watching for strangers or suspicious activity.
  • Supervising at special events and directing foot and auto traffic if necessary.
  • Giving assembly presentations on school safety, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, and online safety.
  • Protecting the school and students against theft and property damage, and assisting in medical emergencies.
  • Maintaining positive relationships and contact with students to prevent juvenile delinquency.
  • Working with guidance counselors and support staff to assist students when referrals to service agencies are necessary, or to assist in conflict resolutions

Apply Now

Ready to apply for School Resource Deputy? Follow the steps below to get started.

Please download the Employment Application (You will need Adobe Reader installed).

If you cannot print the application, you may pick one up in person from the Sheriff's Office Administrator. Once completed, please return it to the following address:

Grady County Sheriff's Office
302 N 3rd Street
Grady, Ok 73018

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