The hiring of Detention Service Officers (DSOs) occurs on an ongoing basis. DSOs are hired to serve as jailer’s licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). All DSO applicants must successfully pass the following in order to be hired:

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

Applications can be made via this website here. Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Resource Development Division Personnel Section Dallas County Records Building 500 Elm Street, Suite  5100,  Dallas, TX 75202.

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