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 Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). 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

Renaissance Tower – 1201 Elm Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2300-B, Dallas, TX 75270
Dallas, Texas 75202

For further information call the Personnel Section at (214) 741-1094.