Detention Officer

Detention Officer Requirements



To become a detention officer, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before test date
  • Have a valid state issued driver’s license  
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have no convictions involving family violence
  • Have no convictions of a Class A misdemeanor or above under the Texas Penal Code or any comparable state or federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • Have no convictions of a Class B misdemeanor under the Texas Penal Code or any comparable state or federal law, to include the Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • Have no convictions of a Class C misdemeanor or comparable law within the last five (5) years (excluding traffic violations)
  • Have no criminal charges pending nor be under indictment for any criminal offense
  • No excessive marijuana use
  • No marijuana use in the past two (2) years.  No illegal drug use within the last five (5) years.  Other drug use will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Not have more than three (3) chargeable accidents within the last three (3) years, or any combination of chargeable accidents and moving violations which equal four (4) or more in the last three (3) years
  • Not be on probation for any criminal offense
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED