California peace officers undergo an extensive selection process before they are hired by law enforcement agencies. Our agency follows the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission guidelines for selection standards. The role of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training includes establishing minimum selection standards for peace officers in California and conducting research that results in the development of the tests and procedures used by local law enforcement agencies to adhere to these minimum selection standards.
The minimum peace officer selection standards are set forth in Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031. Every California peace officer must be:
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During a background investigation you will be asked to provide the following information. Please be as thorough as possible. Please remember that this is only a portion of what you will be asked to provide.
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Each applicant will be required to provide the following documents for the background investigation.
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.
The background process takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks for a background investigator to complete a background. Contact the Sheriff's Office for more information.