Position Announcements

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Reserve Peace Officers needed

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications at this time for employment.

NOTICEAn Applicant interested in any of GCSO position's shall first download, complete and return the Request for Application Form, per the instructions on the downloadable form.

Minimal Qualifications:

1. Be a Citizen of the United States
2. Be at least 18 years of age
3. Have a High School Diploma or GED
4. Have a valid Texas Drivers License
5. Honorable Discharge if prior Military Service

The Entrance Exam may be taken 3 times with a thirty (30) day break in between each Entrance Exam. Applicants are allowed to use calculators on the Entrance Exam.

Pick up an Application Onsite

Applications can be picked up in the Front Lobby of the Galveston County Jail from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.


Request an Application Form Online

Complete the Request for Application Form now.

GCSO will E-mail the Applicant an application after the Request for Application Form, has been returned, and received by one of the GCSO Recruiter's before the Recruitment Period expires.

The person requesting the application must be the Applicant.  The Applicant must use his or her own E-mail address when requesting the application.  If the Applicant does not have an E-mail address, the Applicant shall obtain one on his or her own, so a Recruiter can send the Applicant an application.  GCSO WILL NOT mail applications through the US Postal Service*.

Application Assistance
When the Applicant's "Request for Application" is processed, a GCSO Recruiter will E-mail the Applicant an application to the E-mail address provided on the request. 

If you need assistance in printing and completing the Request for Application Form or the Application, you may contact the Texas Workforce Commission Office nearest to you for assistance. (http://www.workintexas.com)

Applicants should ensure the E-mail address 'so.employment@co.galveston.tx.us' and the domain "co.galveston.tx.us has been added to the Applicant's E-mail "Safe Sender" list.  The Applicant should check his or her E-mail's Inbox, "Spam", "Junk" or "Bulk" folders several times over the next two (2) weeks for receipt of the application.  If the Applicant has not received the application within 14 business days; only then, the Applicant E-Mail a recruiter at  so.employment@co.galveston.tx.us, for assistance.


Dear Potential Employee,

As Sheriff of Galveston County, I encourage you to join our team of outstanding law enforcement professionals and to accept the challenge of providing the finest law enforcement service in our community.

As an agency with a proud history, we are seeking new employees who are interested in serving our community with pride and integrity.

There are many opportunities awaiting qualified men and women who are willing to demonstrate their abilities and allegiance to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Galveston County.

Henry Trochesset, Sheriff
Galveston County Sheriff's Office
When the application arrives in your E-Mail, the application shall be printed per the instructions in the E-mail.  The applicant shall complete the application per the instructions on the application.  The applicant shall attach all of the required documents, per the instructions on the application.  When finalizing the application, the Applicant shall sign the application in the presence of a Notary.  (Notaries are available at most banks.)

Returning the Application
When the Applicant returns the application,  there is shall be no expectation to speak to a recruiter or the Sheriff.  Delivery by Certified Mail through the US Postal Service is the easiest practice.  If the Applicant has to return the application in person to the Jail Visitation Lobby, it is HIGHLY ADVISED to avoid returning the application during the Jail Inmate Visitation Hours.  The Jail Lobby Visitation Deputy assumes no responsibility in the acceptance, timeliness or completeness of the application.  As a courtesy, if the Jail Visitation Lobby Deputy may check the application prior to receipt.  It is the responsibility of the Applicant to ensure the application is ready for review.  Applications with discrepancy's, missing documents, false or misleading information, will be removed from the application process.

Upon completion of the application package as prescribed, return the application by your hand or by Certified Mail through the US Postal Service to:

Galveston County Jail Lobby - Recruiting
5700 Avenue H
Room 619
Galveston, Texas 77551

For additional application information:  so.employment@co.galveston.tx.us

The Jail Visitation Lobby Desk is open 24/7/365.

NOTICE: Galveston County Human Resources DOES NOT HANDLE the Galveston County Sheriff's Office Applications.
Applications that are turned in from GCHR will not be processed.

Finally, thank you for you interest in the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. 

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer