What documents are required for a background investigation?

Each applicant will be required to provide the following documents for the background investigation.

  • A certified copy of your birth certificate (available from the Recorders Office in the county of your birth or from the State Department of Health)
  • Official high school transcripts (available at your high school office or the district office)
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of auto liability insurance coverage (available from your insurance agent)
  • Copy of your Selective Service Registration letter (if male and under 26 years of age)
    Selective Service System
    P.O. Box 94738, Palatine, IL 60094-4738
    Or, if you were in the armed forces, a copy of your military discharge papers, long form (DD214)
  • A photocopy of your California driver’s license
  • A true copy of each police accident report of accidents within the last three years in which you were named as a driver in the incident
  • A true copy of each police report in which you were arrested, whether you were convicted or not (available through the District Attorney or the arresting police/ sheriff’s office.)
  • A true copy of your marriage certificate(s) and a copy of any final decrees of divorce
  • A certified copy of any civil judgments against you within the past seven years
  • A photocopy of your Social Security card and passport
  • Copies of Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission certificates or other law enforcement training course certificates

Please keep in mind that many of these documents take from three to four weeks to obtain. It is your responsibility to arrange for and provide these documents. Originals may be returned upon request. Failure to provide the required information may disqualify you as a candidate. For more information, contact the Sheriff's office.

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1. What is required for a background investigation?
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