Security Officer

Dallas County Marshals Service

About the organization

The Dallas County Marshals Service is a 24-7-365 life safety organization comprised of diverse professional men and women who embody the best aspects of law enforcement, corporate security and related support functions. ‘Service First, Always’ is the Department motto, and we consider it our duty and privilege not only to protect citizens, employees and property from both crime and misfortune, but also to provide the highest levels of service and assistance at every opportunity. The primary responsibility of the DCMS is to protect all buildings, facilities and property owned by Dallas County, and to protect the employees and citizens who work in, or visit, these same locations.
The DCMS is comprised of sworn TCOLE licensed Peace Officers who conduct patrols, emergency responses, make arrests and conduct investigations. They are supported by a cadre of Government Letter of Authority (GLOA) armed guards who staff County facilities and other static Posts.


• Conducting foot and vehicular patrols of Dallas County buildings, looking for signs of criminal activity, signs of damage, responding to calls for service and dispatched incidents.
• Receiving and documenting detailed information on events or incidents.
• Attending daily watch briefings.
• Responding to alarms throughout all county buildings.
• Maintaining the peace in assigned county building.
• Sending and receiving radio transmissions.
• Assisting Dallas County Marshals with police functions.
• Sending Daily Activity Reports at the end of watch.
• Assisting the general public inside county buildings with general information.
• Providing professional and courteous customer service to employees and the general public and visitors of Dallas County.
• Supervising and assisting contracted security screening personnel.


-Be 21 years of age.
-Possess a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
-Possess a general knowledge of weapons and tactics.
-Be able to qualify with personal or issued weapon based on TCOLE/GLOA standards and receive a passing score.
-Clean Criminal Background
-High school Diploma or GED.
-Possess a current Level 3 Armed Security Officer License as stated by the Texas Private Security Bureau upon submittal of application.
-Be able to pass the Government Letter of Authority Written test as well as the firearms qualification.
-Two years of security experience (this can be either level 2 or level 3 security experience or a combination of both).
-Possess 30 credit hours from an approved/accredited college or university.



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