Sworn Lateral or Out-of-State Candidates

A lateral is someone who possess an active California Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Certificate or can obtain a California POST Waiver for regular basic academy training you've received from another state AND who has at least one year of full time paid law enforcement experience.


Lateral Candidates

A lateral is an individual who successfulluy holds an active California POST certificate and has one or more years of paid sworn law enforcement experience.

Out-of-State Candidates

OOS Candidates who have obtained a basic academy certificate from another state may contact California POST and apply for a POST Waiver letter.  The Sheriff's Office will accept that as valid certificaiton to qualify as a lateral candidate.  We do no accept POST (or equivalent) certifications from other states.