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The San Diego County Sheriff's Lateral Program welcomes
California POST Certificate Law Enforcement Officers.
Although assignments are based on the needs of the
department, the department greatly considers a candidate's
training and experience.
HOW TO REGISTER
Complete and submit an on-line application for either the Deputy Sheriff Lateral classification or the Deputy Sheriff Lateral Detentions/Court
Services classification. You may submit applications for both classifications. Attach one of the following documentations with your submission:
- California Commission of Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certificate, Or
- California P.O.S.T. Waiver, Or
- California P.O.S.T. Re-Certification Course Letter with original California P.O.S.T. Certificate, Or
- California P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion, Or
- Letter of Good Standing and attendance confirmation from California P.O.S.T. Certified Academy (must be within 90 days of graduation)
STEP 2. If you meet the minimum qualifications for either the Deputy Sheriff Lateral or Deputy Sheriff Lateral Detentions/Courts Services
classification, the Department of Human Resources will contact you via e-mail or letter notification. The Department of Human Resources will give
you directions on how to use the online self-scheduling feature to schedule yourself for an upcoming qualification shoot examination.
Once scheduled, you will NOT receive a reminder to appear at your qualification shoot. Please record the date and time of your exam when you schedule yourself.
This is your responsibility.
STEP 3. Firearms Qualification & Pre-screen Background Assessment Interview
STEP 4. Comprehensive Background Investigation
STEP 5. Truth Verification (CVSA) Exam
STEP 6. Psychological Evaluation
STEP 7. Medical Exam
STEP 8. Physical Agilities Test
STEP 9. Employment Interview
(PROMOTIONAL HIRING STEPS) HOW TO REGISTER
STEP 1. Complete and submit an on-line application for the Deputy Sheriff Promotional position.
STEP 2. If you meet the minimum qualifications for the Deputy Sheriff Promotional position, the Department of Human Resources will contact you via
e-mail or letter notification. The Department of Human Resources will give you directions on how to use the online self-scheduling feature to schedule
yourself for an upcoming qualification shoot examination.
Once scheduled, you will NOT receive a reminder to appear at your qualification shoot.
Please record the date and time of your exam when you schedule yourself. This is your responsibility.
STEP 3. Firearms Qualification
STEPS 4-9. Refer to Lateral Steps
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- No felony convictions. Not on Probation.
Misdemeanors may be disqualifying depending on the quantity,
type of violation, and the date of the violation.
- Vision: 20/100 uncorrected, corrected to
at least 20/30, No minimum vision requirements for Soft
Contact Lens wearers. (subject to POST requirements)
- Valid California Class "C" Drivers
License prior to appointment.
- U.S. High School graduate or G.E.D.
- 21 years of age
- Effective oral and written communications
- Successful completion of a comprehensive
Background Investigation, Computer Voice Stress Analysis
Exam, Employment Interview, Psychological Examination &
complete Medical Examination.
In addition, lateral applicants must meet at least one
of the following
requirements regarding California POST:
|1. Successfully completed a California
P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement Academy and possess a Certificate
of Completion. You must have graduated within the last
three years or
2. Have successfully completed, at any time, a California
P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement Academy. You must either
be currently employed under one of the penal codes listed
below, or have less than a three year (3) year break
in service in one of the following Penal Code categories:
- 830.1 - Sheriff's, Marshals,
City Police, San Diego Unified Port District
Harbor Police, Etc.
- 832.2(a) - California Highway
- 830.2(d) - Member of University
of California Police Department
- 830.2(e) - Member of California
State University and College Police Department
- 830.3l(g) - Member of San Francisco
- 830.3l(h) - Harbor or Port Police
|3. Successfully completed a California
P.O.S.T. Re-Certification Course, within the last three
years and possess valid a California P.O.S.T. Certificate
|4. Out of state candidates must successfully complete a California
Basic P.O.S.T. Waiver Exam, with documentation from P.O.S.T.,
within the last three years or
|5. Successfully completed Levels 1,
2 and 3 or the four-part reserve format training modules
A, B, C, & D, for the regular Basic Course, within the
last three years or
|6. Are within three months of graduation
from a California P.O.S.T. Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
At the time of the exam, the applicant must present a
letter from the Academy, on letter head, confirming enrollment,
graduation date and the applicants good standing
in the class.
For all applicants currently employed under penal codes 830.1,
832.2(a), 832.2(d), 832.2(e), 832.2(g), 832.2(h), your POST
certification will remain current. If not employed as an officer
under any of the stated penal codes, the POST certification
will expire three years from:
- the date of graduation from a POST Academy
- the date of separation from employment under
penal codes 830.1, 832.2(a), 832.2(d), 832.2(e), 832.2(g),
- the date of completion of a POST Waiver
- the date of completion of a POST Re-Certification
In any of the cases listed above, all applicants must have
at least one year left on their POST Certification in order
to be eligible to test.
Out of state applicants must contact
the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards &
Training (P.O.S.T.) to see if their training qualifies them for a
|California Commission on Peace Officer Standards &
1601 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816-7083
Phone: (916) 227-3909
Fax: (916) 227-3895