Deputy Sheriff Requirements – Sheriff Department (

Testing Eligibility Requirements:

  •  Two years as a Detention Service Officer or
  • 30 college hours from an accredited college with at least a 2.5 GPA; or
  • Two years of active military service with an honorable discharge

Other Requirements:

  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • 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.
  • Have not been convicted or received probation for a Class A misdemeanor or above.
  • Have not been convicted or received probation for a Class B misdemeanor within the last (10) ten years.
  • Have never been convicted of any level of an offense involving Family Violence.
  • If applicable, when discharged from the military, must have been discharged under honorable conditions.

All applicants must successfully pass the following to be hired:

  • Computerized Criminal History
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Examination

Applications can be made via this website here

For more information on the application process, qualifications, and the benefits we offer, please contact our Personnel Section directly at or 214-741-1094.