A Career in Law Enforcement

​​Employment at the Collin County Sheriff's Office is regulated by Civil Service.

Applications for positions at the Sheriff's Office cannot be taken unless the position is listed on the Collin County Human Resources website. All job openings are posted for a set period of time and applications must be considered in the order they are received. The position will be posted again only if the openings are not filled.

All applications must be submitted online through the Collin County Human Resources website.

Please click the link below to apply for Collin County Sheriff's Office employment opportunities:

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Career Interest Card

If at any time you have a question, you can complete a Career Interest Card or contact the Sheriff's Office Professional Standards Section at (972) 547-5155 or by emailing the Professional Standards Section and we will be happy to answer all your questions.

The career interest card is NOT an employment application. The link for the application is available above.

Job Descriptions

To see detailed job descriptions of our most common positions, click one of the buttons below.

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Deputy Sheriff Lateral Entry

Qualifications for Lateral Hire:

  1. Five cumulative years of full-time law-enforcement experience as a peace officer, including experience in an agency outside of the state, and
  2. Current Texas peace officer's license, and
  3. Currently employed by a Texas law-enforcement agency and is in good standing, including psychological and physical fitness, and weapons proficiency.

Qualified Lateral Hires are Exempt from:

  1. A psychological examination, if the person submits proof they have completed a psychological examination within the last five years that is valid with TCOLE, and
  2. A polygraph examination, and
  3. The physical-agility test.

Living in Collin County

Living in Collin CountyWith a population of nearly one million, Collin County is a unique blend of cutting edge urban mixed with traditional rural providing a great quality of life with a business/technology friendly environment.

We are a little bit country and a little bit cosmopolitan.

Learn more about what it's like to live and work in Collin County on the county's Business & Living page.