SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT and CONSTABLE OFFICES
This announcement serves as notification of registration for the Sheriff’s Department (Deputy I) position and the Constable Offices (Deputy Constable I) position. In order to sit for the written examination, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications at the time of registration. 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: FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 through FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)
TEST DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
DEPUTY I (SHERIFF) - TESTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The list below contains the minimum eligiblity requirements for the examination and processing for Deputy I – (Sheriff) 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 with no DSO experience (*Official transcript required); or
- Candidate must have an 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 eligiblity 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 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 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 a
combination 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).
- 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 I (Sheriff) 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.