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DALLAS COUNTY
ENTRY-LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT
 

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT  and  CONSTABLE OFFICES

This announcement serves as notification of registration for the Sheriff's Department and Constable Offices (Deputy I) positions In order to sit for the written examination, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications at the time of registration. All candidates must register at the following location only:

Dallas County Human Resources/Civil Service Department
509 Main Street, Room #101 (Records Building)
Dallas, Texas 75202

Registration Period:  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015  through  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015 (excluding holidays)

Time:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)

TEST DATE:  August 2015
(you will be notified of the exact date and time via email)

DEPUTY SHERIFF I - TESTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The list below contains the minimum eligibility requirements for the
examination and processing for Deputy Sheriff I position:

  • Candidate must have completed two (2) years as a Detention Service Officer with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department; or
  • Candidate currently serve as a Texas Peace Officer with two (2) years continuous employment with an agency in the State of Texas as a Peace Officer and currently possess a Basic Peace Officer Certificate issued by TCOLE; or
  • Candidate must have completed 30 semester hours of college course work from an accredited college or university with a grade “C” or better in each class, with no DSO experience (*Official transcript required); or
  • Candidate must have honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least twenty-four (24) months of active duty (must provide DD214);

DEPUTY CONSTABLE I - TESTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The list below contains the minimum eligibility requirements for the
examination and processing for Deputy Constable I position:

  • Candidate must have a TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) certification as a Peace Officer and one of the following combinations: (1) thirty (30) hours of college from an accredited college or university with a grade “C” or better, in each class and one year of law enforcement experience; OR (2) fifteen (15) hours of college from an accredited college or university with a grade “C” or better in each class and two (2) years of law enforcement experience; OR (3) three (3) years of law enforcement experience; or
  • Candidate currently serves as a Texas Peace Officer with two (2) years continuous employment with an agency in the State of Texas as a peace officer and currently possesses a Basic Peace Officer Certificate issued by TCOLE (verification must be provided);
  • Deputy Constable Recruit: A candidate may be considered for a Deputy Constable Recruit at a lower salary grade with acombination of TCOLE certification, education, and/or law enforcement work experience that equates to two (2) years. (These minimum qualifications are required prior to the candidate taking the written entry level law enforcement examination).
    1. With TCOLE Only: If a candidate has only a TCOLE license, the candidate can sit for the exam. If the candidate passes the exam and a Constable is interested in hiring the candidate, the person can be hired, but would remain a deputy constable recruit for 2 ½ years, until he/she meets the minimum qualifications of three (3) years.

Other Requirements for Deputy Sheriff I and Deputy Constable I position:

* I am at least twenty-one (21) years of age and possess a valid Driver’s License, with a good driving record.

* I am a citizen of the United States.

* Candidate must have a social security number and a valid driver’s license.

* I have not had a Peace Officer, jailer, or reserve license issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (or any other like issuing authority) revoked or suspended for any reason.

* I have not been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last (10) ten years.

* I have never been convicted at any level of an offense involving family violence.

* I have not been prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle.

* I have not been prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.

* I have one of the following: a high school diploma or a GED.

(*) College degrees or college hours completed are only accepted from post-secondary educational institutions that have been accredited to grant degrees by one of the national or regional accrediting agencies in the United States, as recognized by the United States Department of Education. A certified transcript that is embossed with the institution’s raised seal must be provided as proof during the registration period; and

Education obtained outside the United States must be converted, at the candidate’s expense, to the equivalent United States educational level by a recognized accrediting agency or organization in the United States.


Please present the following, completed documents, at the time of registration
(Click/print PDF attachments for details)
Internal Applicant (Current Dallas County Employee)
Deputy Sheriff I – Exam Registration Form Deputy Constable I – Exam Registration Form
Step 1. All employees must complete the online employment application via the iRecruitment system.
Step 2. Attach an original transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended to the Exam Registration Form when you register in person.
Step 3. Provide a copy of your DD214 (if applicable),. TCOLE certification and proper identification when you register in person (i.e., Driver’s License, Dallas County ID badge).
External Applicant
Deputy Sheriff I – Exam Registration Form Deputy Constable I – Exam Registration Form
Step 1. All applicants must complete the online employment application via the iRecruitment system.
Step 2. Attach an original transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended to the Exam Registration Form when you register in person.
Step 3. Provide a copy of your DD214 (if applicable),TCOLE certification and proper identification when you register in person (i.e., Driver’s License).
Job Description
Deputy Sheriff I Deputy Constable I
Exam Announcement
Deputy Sheriff I Deputy Constable I
Physical Readiness Assessment (Location and time will be provided at a later date)
Deputy Sheriff I Deputy Constable I
Test Location:   Bill J. Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas 75202