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