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Dallas County Sheriff

Detention Officer Requirements


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 Department
Resource Development Division
Personnel Section
501 Main Street, Suite #101
Dallas, Texas 75202


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