Background Investigations

Public safety candidates must be thoroughly investigated to make sure that nothing in their backgrounds is inconsistent with performing public safety duties. Peace officers and dispatchers are regulated by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) which determines the review of particular items and conduct in a candidate’s background. 

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office adheres to these POST standards for all law enforcement positions and the applicants applying for employment with our department. All public safety candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigations (which may include a voice stress analysis), and must successfully complete a pre-employment psychological and medical examination prior to appointment.