The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. Established on March 30, 1846, we operate the seventh largest jail in the United States with an average jail population of over 6,000 inmates and more than 2,000 employees. Unlike municipal law enforcement agencies, sheriff deputies have jurisdiction in all areas of the county, including the other 32 cities in the county.
The mission of the Dallas County Sheriff's Department is to provide the citizens of Dallas County with quality law enforcement services. Sheriff's Department employees will be fair, respectful and unbiased to all citizens. The employees will act with professionalism and integrity in all law enforcement activities and treat inmates with dignity.
DSM and DSS Written Examination Announcements –
Deadline April 9, 2015
Dallas County jail passes fifth consecutive state jail inspection
The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is recognizing the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department for a fifth straight year. On Friday April 11, 2014, the state inspection team completed their weeklong inspection of the seventh largest jail in the nation. Learn more here!