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If you're looking to escape the great Northeast, San Diego could be your destination! For those who see "sheriff" and roll your eyes, sheriff's deputies in California get the same training as municipal police and are considered law enforcement officers (think ch. 90 - yes ;) ) This recruitment period is open until Feb. 10th.

THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS HIRING!
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has three bureaus within the department: Detentions, Court Services and Law Enforcement. All three bureaus provide excellent career paths and promotional opportunities. We have 2 classifications of sworn positions; Deputy Sheriff Cadet Law Enforcement and Deputy Sheriff Cadet Detentions/Court Services. We are currently testing and hiring for both positions.

You must apply on-line for each position and then register to take the written exam. The pre-employment exam is the second step toward an exciting career with the San Diego Sheriff's Department. It is only ONE exam for BOTH positions, so apply for both!

The hiring process averages 4 months to over a year, depending on your background. If you are currently in the military, you should apply a minimum of 6 months prior to your estimated End of Active Service. You can find a practice exam under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page under Written Exam. In addition, you can find more about the hiring process under the FAQ page under Hiring Process.

Details: http://www.joinsdsheriff.net/

What are the minimum requirements?
Deputy Sheriff Patrol:

  • U.S. citizen or resident in the process of becoming a US citizen.
  • 20 ½ years of age at time of application; 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • is no maximum age limit)
  • U.S. High School graduate or G.E.D.
  • No felony convictions. Not on Probation. Misdemeanors may be disqualifying depending on the number, type of violation, and date of the violation.
  • Vision: 20/100 uncorrected, corrected to at least 20/30.
  • Valid California Driver's License prior to appointment. Valid photo ID to take the written exam
  • Effective oral and written communications in English

Deputy Sheriff Detentions/Courts:

  • Age 18 at the time of the test. (There is no maximum age limit)
  • U.S. citizen or Resident Alien in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen
  • U.S. High School graduate or G.E.D.
  • No felony convictions. Not on Probation. Misdemeanors may be disqualifying depending on the number, type of violation, and date of the violation.
  • Vision: 20/100 uncorrected, corrected to at least 20/30.
  • Valid California Driver's License prior to appointment. Valid photo ID to take the written exam
  • Effective oral and written communications in English.
FAQ's : http://www.joinsdsheriff.net/faqs.html
 

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This is a great department to work for, with lots of specialized units that you could get into relatively quick.

Also for anyone from MA, you can challenge the CA POST and get a waiver...as far as I know SDSO accepts the waiver, am I right brother?
 

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Also for anyone from MA, you can challenge the CA POST and get a waiver...as far as I know SDSO accepts the waiver, am I right brother?
Hi Joel,

To obtain the California POST waiver, you'd still have to take their test, and that's only once your prior academy and training stuff has met their requirements. I know a couple of people from New England who have done it this way. If you didn't pass their test, you'd have to do the academy again.
 

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Hopefully the Sheriff isn't like SDPD cheif.
Is that what he said?? wow I can't believe that....this changes my perspective on my former Chief.

He used to be a great Chief; he would always back officers in shootings, he got us AR-15's for use as patrol rifles, he expanded the authorized carry gun list to include basically whatever you wanted, .45's, .40's, 9mm, all makes and models...so I thought he was fairly pro-gun, but I guess not!
 

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Is that what he said?? wow I can't believe that....this changes my perspective on my former Chief.

He used to be a great Chief; he would always back officers in shootings, he got us AR-15's for use as patrol rifles, he expanded the authorized carry gun list to include basically whatever you wanted, .45's, .40's, 9mm, all makes and models...so I thought he was fairly pro-gun, but I guess not!
His contract is probably up this year and I suspect the mayor is very anti-gun.
 
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