The Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the entry level position for those who have not yet attended a California POST certified academy. The academy is a six month long process and is the first step in your law enforcement career.
The Deputy Sheriff Academy Complete is for those who have completed a POST certified academy, but have not completed a full year of law enforcement employment where they would have earned a California POST Basic Certificate.
The Deputy Sheriff Lateral Transfer is for those currently employed as California Peace Officers in good standing and possess a California POST Basic Certificate.
The position of Reserve Deputy Sheriff is one of our volunteer programs within the department. A Reserve Deputy Sheriff must have completed a California POST certified reserve academy.