How long does it take to complete the DST hiring process?

A candidate who remains actively engaged in the process, submits all necessary documentation in a timely manner, and keeps scheduled appointments, is expected to complete the process within eight months. The completion of the background process may vary for each person. For example, a person with a long, extensive work history … Continue reading

Is there a program for applicants who reside outside of California or reside more than 90 miles from Los Angeles County?

Yes, there is an Out-of-State/Area Applicant Program available for DST and CA candidates. Once you receive your email invitation to the written test, contact the Sworn Examinations Unit by e-mail at to request placement in the program.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Out-of-State/area applicant program enables you to … Continue reading