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Sheriff Promotional Exam Announcement

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SHERIFF’S 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 with the Dallas County Human Resources/Civil Service Department Virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Registration Period:  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2021 through TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm - Monday thru Friday
EXAM DATE:  FEBRUARY 23, 2021

 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 make sure all required documents are presented prior to registration. (Click/print PDF attachments for details)     

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