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Dallas County Sheriff

Deputy Requirements

Resource Development Division – Personnel Section
501 Main Street, Suite #101, Dallas, Texas 75202
Telephone: (214) 741-1094


The hiring of deputies occurs as needed by the department, usually twice a year. All deputy applicants must pass a written civil service examination and a physical assessment. In order to be authorized to sit for the civil service examination the applicant must meet one of these criteria:

  • Two years satisfactory service as a DSO
  • At least thirty hours of college (from an accredited college) with at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Two years active military service with an honorable discharge, or
  • Two years of service as a Texas Peace Officer (currently serving) with a Basic Peace Officer Certificate
All deputy candidates must successfully pass the following in order to be hired as a Deputy Cadet and be placed in the Basic Peace Officer Course:
  • Computerized Criminal History
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Physical Examination
  • Drug Screening
Applications can be made via this website here.

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