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Recruits being Sworn in Photo


The Sheriff’s Office is seeking men and women interested in an exciting and challenging career.  Prior law enforcement experience is not required.  Individuals who are appointed as a Deputy Sheriff Recruit will be assigned to attend a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved police academy, which involves 26 weeks of intensive academic instruction combined with rigorous physical fitness training.  Upon successful completion of the Academy recruits will graduate and be sworn in as a Peace Officers and assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO) for sixteen (16) weeks.


The Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the highest quality police service and protection to our residents and visitors of Calaveras County.  We are looking for career seekers who understand problem solving, critical thinking, are disciplined, good communicators, display integrity, honesty and commitment, want to make a difference and have a desire to serve their community.


Exciting opportunities await you!




  • License:  Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at time of appointment
  • Education:  Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D equivalency, or California high school proficiency certificate.
  • Age:  Must be 21 years of age or older at time of appointment.  No maximum age.
  • Citizenship:  United States Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship a minimum of one year ago.
  • Vision: 20/100 uncorrected each eye; corrected to 20/30 each eye.
  • Hearing:  must not have suffered a hearing loss of over 25 decibels in the 500, 1000, and 2000 frequency ranges for each ear.
  • Physical: Ability to meet such health standards established by CA POST and by the County Medical Consultant.



  • A polygraph examination and thorough background investigation. The County Medical Consultants shall conduct the psychological testing and medical exam utilizing specification of the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.
  • Shall not have been convicted of a felony in this or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state.  See disqualifiers here.



You need to be in good physical condition to complete the Physical Agility test so you should begin to prepare immediately. The agility test consists of: 

  • Drag 165 lb. dummy 30 feet in 15 seconds
  • Scale a 6 foot wall in 12 seconds
  • Run 500 yards in 1 minute, 45 seconds.



You will be required to pass a 2 hour multiple choice written exam and obtain a passing T-Score.  We will accept a valid T-Score from another P.O.S.T. agency as long as it datedwithin 12 months of application.



Upon successful completion of the Physical Agility, applicants will be scheduled for an oral board interview which will evaluate such job related factors as motivation, interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, use of sound judgment and oral communication skills. This interview is usually scheduled within two – three weeks of the written and physical agility test dates.