Application Process

To make sure we’re getting the best applicants you must pass a number of exams and screenings. The full process to become a Deputy Sheriff typically takes between six and nine months.


1. Application / Supplemental Questions
Selection Requirements, Work Conditions, & Pre-Background Questionnaire

2. Written Test

3. Validated Physical Ability Test – VPAT
Up to 2 opportunities in six months to pass

4. Oral Interview / Intake

5. Background Investigation [Approximately 3 months to complete]
Polygraph, Ride Along, Jail Tour, Orientation, Reference & Employment Checks

6. Admin Review

7. Medical / Psych [Approximately 2 months to complete]

8. Pre-Academy Consultation

9. Academy

** Please allow up to three (3) weeks in between each task for administrative processing and review.

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