Detention Officer

Why Choose Irving?

The City of Irving is a vibrant and dynamic community with a quarter of a million residents.

The Irving Police Department has more than 354 sworn officers and 49 detention officers. The police department's facilities include two police stations, a Family Advocacy Center, a Police Athletic League facility and a full-service Police Academy.

Irving Detention Officer
We are looking for individuals who possess good decision-making abilities, good judgment, dependable, possess emotional control and, above all, have impeccable integrity.

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid Class C Texas driver’s license and a good driving record
  • The ability to pass a thorough background check

Working in a Jail Environment
Working in the Irving Jail is not only safe, but it is an exciting and challenging career choice.

Detention officers also have the opportunity to become specialized in areas such as Gangs, Use of Force and Mental Health Awareness. After a year or more of service, they may also become mentors or training officers. 

  1. Training
  2. Benefits
  3. Retirement
  4. Salary
Once hired, new officers attend four months of training. During this time, they are trained in:
  • Law and Government: Laws, penal codes, court procedures and government regulations.
  • Jail Safety and Security: Principles and proper procedures for prisoner and officer safety, including use of force, search and restraint.
  • Mechanical/Technical: Safe operation of various equipment, including restraint devices, life support systems, computers and radios.
Upon completion of training, new hires also attain the following certifications:
  • Appropriate National Crime Information Center (NCIC)/Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) access certification.
  • Breath Intoxilyzer 5000 TCLEOSE certification.
Job Posting Information
Applications are accepted when a vacancy occurs. View open positions with the City of Irving.

You can apply online or in person at City Hall located at 825 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75061.