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Sheriff and Constable Deputy Exam Announcements

Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2300-B, Dallas, TX 75270
Telephone: (214) 653-7638 • Fax: (214) 653-7608


Dallas County ENTRY-LEVEL Law Enforcement
Written Examination Announcement

This announcement serves as notification of registration for the Sheriffs 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. Candidates must register at the following location only:

Dallas County Human Resources/Civil Service Department
Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
23rd Floor (Suite 2300-B)
Dallas, TX 75270

Registration Period:  MONDAY, September 24, 2018 through MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
Time:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Monday thru Friday
EXAM DATE:   NOVEMBER 13, 2018

 
DEPUTY I (SHERIFF)  -  TESTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The list below contains the minimum eligibility 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 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 Iposition:

  • 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 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 POSITIONS:

  • 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 I (Sheriff) - Exam Registration Formacrobat iconDeputy Constable I – Exam Registration Formacrobat icon
Step 1. All employees must complete the online employment application via the online reruitment system, here.
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).
External Applicant
Deputy I (Sheriff) - Exam Registration Formacrobat iconDeputy Constable I – Exam Registration Formacrobat icon
Step 1. All employees must complete the online employment application via the online reruitment system, here.
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).
Deputy I (Sheriff) - Job Descriptionacrobat iconDeputy Constable I – Job Descriptionacrobat icon
Deputy I (Sheriff) - Exam Announcementacrobat iconDeputy Constable I – Exam Announcementacrobat icon
Physical Readiness Assessment - Location and time will be provided at a later date
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Exam Location:  Dallas County Health & Human Services (HHS) Building, 2377 North Stemmons Freeway, 6th Floor, Dallas, TX 75207