What pay incentives are available to a Deputy Sheriff?

Some of the following pay incentives are negotiated items between the County and the Deputy Sheriff Association. These incentives can change with contract amendments.

  • $1,065 to $1,215 yearly uniform allowance, depending on assignment
  • Additional pay incentive if assigned to swing or graveyard shifts
  • Additional pay incentive for completion of education and career advancement learning, such as:
    • P.O.S.T. Intermediate and/or Advance Certificates
    • P.O.S.T. Advance Certificate
    • AA, BA, and/or Master’s Degree
  • Additional pay incentive Bilingual language depending on assignment and qualifying exam
  • Additional pay incentive for Special Assignments or Teams (if assigned), such as:
    • Canine pay - $225 per month for a county owned canine/ $275 per month for an employee owned canine
    • Certified diver - $130 per month
    • Explosive ordinance detail/ bomb - $130 per month
    • Field Training Officer - 5% of the base hourly rate on hours of training
    • Hostage Negotiations Team - $130 per month
    • Special Enforcement Team - $130 per month
    • Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium - $675 per month
    • Undercover - 5% of the base hourly rate on hours worked
    • Stand-by pay - depending on assignment
  • Longevity pay - 5% after 5 years at top step or 10 years of County service. And, an additional 5% at 20 years of service
  • One hour on-duty paid workout, depending on assignment
  • Take home patrol car, depending on assignment and county of residence

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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?