Is there a physical agility exam for Deputy Sheriff? What does it consist of?

Candidates for Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Deputy Sheriff I and Deputy Sheriff II must pass the Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) job-related work sample test battery which consists of five physical agility job-task simulation tests. This exam will test several physical performance abilities identified as necessary in the field of law enforcement. Successful completion of each physical test as specified is mandatory. A candidate must compile a minimum of 384 points to pass the physical performance test as a whole. The faster each test battery is completed the more points the candidate receives. Time to point conversion charts are available for viewing on day of testing.

Man climbing solid fence

Obstacle Course

As rapidly as possible the candidate runs a 99 yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb-height obstacles, and a 34 inch high obstacle that must be vaulted. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

Man climbing solid fenceSolid Fence Climb

As rapidly as possible the candidate runs 5 yards to a solid fence, climbs over the fence, and continues to run another 25 yards. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

Woman climbing chain link fence

Chain Link Fence Climb

As rapidly as possible the candidate runs 5 yards to a chain link fence, climbs over the fence, and continues to run another 25 yards. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

Woman performing body drag

Body Drag

The candidate is required to lift a 165 pound life-like dummy and drag the dummy 32 feet as rapidly as possible. Two attempts at this test are allowed.

Four men running

500-yard Run

The candidate runs 500 yards. One attempt at this test is allowed.

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1. What are the minimum requirements to be a Deputy Sheriff with Placer County?
2. What are the selection standards for a Deputy Sheriff?
3. What are the typical duties of a Deputy Sheriff?
4. I currently work as a peace officer for another law enforcement agency and am interested in applying to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, what is the application process?
5. I am currently a peace officer outside of the State of California and want to apply with Placer County Sheriff’ Office, how do I apply?
6. I have a college degree; do I still need to attend a basic police academy to be a Deputy Sheriff?
7. How can I become a Deputy Sheriff if I haven’t attended a P.O.S.T. Basic Academy?
8. What is the application process for Deputy Sheriff?
9. What if applications are not currently being accepted for Deputy Sheriff?
10. What is the testing process for Deputy Sheriff?
11. I’ve taken the Deputy Sheriff written test in the past, and have a T-score; can I apply it to Placer County’s written exam?
12. Is there a physical agility exam for Deputy Sheriff? What does it consist of?
13. What is the selection process for a Deputy Sheriff?
14. What training is provided to Sheriff’s Office Deputies?
15. Where can I be assigned to work as a Deputy Sheriff?
16. What kind of special assignments/teams are there for a Deputy Sheriff?
17. What pay incentives are available to a Deputy Sheriff?