What kind of special assignments/teams are there for a Deputy Sheriff?

Our officers have the opportunity to be involved in many different special assignments and teams during their career with us. Opportunities are available within assigned Unit performing special tasks during your regular responsibilities, but also being part of a special on-call team as emergencies and/or events occur. A wide variety of special assignments provides for an exciting and well-rounded career in law enforcement, and our Agency highly promotes the opportunities our special assignments and teams offer. Contact the Sheriff's Office for more information.


  • Air Support
  • Armory/Range Master
  • Bike Unit
  • Civil Unit
  • Custody/Corrections
  • Court Security/Bailiff
  • Critical Accident Response Team
  • Dive Team
  • Explosive Ordinance Detail/ Bomb Unit
  • Coroners Unit
  • Homeless Liaison Officer
  • Honor Guard
  • Hostage Negotiations Team
  • Marine Patrol
  • Mounted Unit
  • Off Highway Vehicle Team
  • Patrol
  • Problem Oriented Policing
  • Professional Standards Unit
  • Resident Deputy Assignment
  • Search and Rescue
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • Special Investigation Unit
  • Special Operations Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Training Instructor
  • Transportation

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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?