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DALLAS COUNTY
ENTRY-LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT
 

SHERIFF DEPARTMENT AND CONSTABLE OFFICES

This announcement serves as notification of registration for the Sheriff’s 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, Suite 2300-B (23rd Floor)
Dallas, TX 75270

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 through Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)

EXAM DATE: October 6, 2016

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 I position:

  • 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 position:

* 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 this document completed at the time of registration
(Click/print PDF attachments for details)
Internal Applicant (Current Dallas County Employee)
Deputy I (Sheriff) – Exam Registration Form
Deputy Constable I – Exam Registration Form
Step 1. All employees must complete the online employment application via the iRecruitment system.
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, Dallas County ID badge).
External Applicant
Deputy I (Sheriff) – Exam Registration Form
Deputy Constable I – Exam Registration Form
Step 1. All applicants must complete the online employment application via the iRecruitment system.
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).
Job Description
Deputy I (Sheriff)
Deputy Constable I
Exam Announcement
Deputy I (Sheriff)
Deputy Constable I
Physical Readiness Assessment (Location and time will be provided at a later date)
Deputy I (Sheriff)
Deputy Constable I
Test Location:   Bill J. Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas 75202