What training is provided to Sheriff’s Office Deputies?

All new officers will go through a jail training program consisting of eight weeks of basic jail functions, policies and procedures. Once completed, each officer will be then be required to complete a field training program consisting of the basics of patrol policies and procedures, full duties and responsibilities as a patrol deputy. Our Agency provides over 80 hours of accredited Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Annual Officer Training to all our officers. Topics include legal updates, tactical scenarios, ongoing firearms qualifications, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations and much more.

In addition, a wide variety of additional voluntary employee training and development opportunities are available upon request. Our Agency training consistently exceeds California POST requirements. We are committed to the proper training of our staff to ensure the best possible officer safety and service to our citizens.

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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?