What is the selection process for a Deputy Sheriff?

Selected candidates who are certified to the Sheriff’s Office may be scheduled for a series of Agency Panel Oral Interviews. Candidates selected from the outcome of the panel interviews will then meet with the Undersheriff for a final determination. Our Agency is looking for exceptional candidates and will accept nothing less than your best in an interview. To ensure your success, you may want to utilize all available tools to prepare. In addition to learning about our Agency and getting to know some of our Deputy Sheriff’s, the POST website  has a variety of information on how to prepare for a job as a peace officer. 

Candidates that pass the Agency Interview will be required to complete a POST Personal History Statement and will be subject to a background investigation using POST guidelines. POST website Upon receipt and review of the background report, a conditional offer of employment may be made, and the final candidates must then pass a Pre-Employment psychological and medical standards exam.

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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?