• Must possess a current TCLEOSE Peace Officer License or be eligible for reactivation of your Peace Officer’s License.


  • Must complete a TCLEOSE approved basic corrections officer course of at least 80 training hours and be a TCLEOSE certified corrections officer within 1 year of employment.


  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to type a minimum of 30 correct words per minute.


  • Must complete 145 hrs. in Basic Reserve Deputy Academy and pass TCLEOSE EXAM.
  • Assume financial responsibility for pre-employment physical, psychological exams, uniforms and equipment.
  • Must serve 16 hrs. each month.

Minimum Standards for Employment with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

Applicant Must

  • Reside within a 50 mile radius of Jefferson County Courthouse
  • Those applying for Deputy must be at least 21 years of age and those applying for Correctional Officer must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with good driving record and proof of valid auto insurance
  • Not be convicted of a felony
  • Not be convicted of, or placed on Court Ordered Community Supervision for, a Class A Misdemeanor, Class B Misdemeanor, D.W.I. or D.U.I. in the last 10yrs
  • Be subject to a thorough background investigation a by personal interviews by representatives of this department

How to Apply

The consideration process begins with your written application, and continues with the following steps:

  • Pass approved reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary tests
  • Pass thorough background investigation
  • Agree to pre-employment polygraph exam
  • Complete psychological test and evaluation
  • Pass physical agility tests and drug screen
  • Oral interviews