The purpose of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Non-Paid Deputy Program is to assist HCSO serve the citizens of Hays County. The Sheriff may appoint non-paid deputies at his discretion to assist full-time deputies, corrections officers or communications officers as requested or as required by State law to protect lives and property. Participates will be afforded the opportunity to serve as a non-paid deputy at the will of the Sheriff.


Application Process

  • Applicants for non-paid deputy position must request an application from the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
  • Upon receipt or request, OPR will forward the applicants request for approval up the chain of command prior to sending the requestor a Non-Paid Deputy Application.
  • After approval is received from the chain of command, OPR will forward the Non-Paid Deputy Application to the requestor.
  • The Sheriff will approve or disapprove the application at his/her discretion.


Contact Information:

Deputy Inspector Rod Venner

Hays County Sheriff’s Office

1307 Uhland Road

San Marcos, TX  78666

512.393.7879 (FAX)