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For Deputy Sheriff Cadets we accept California P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) written exam "T-scores" from other agencies with a "T-score of 48 of higher, if the test has been taken within a year of the date we administer the test.  It is the applicant's responsibility to attach proof of the written exam results to the job application.  The T-score results must be on an agency letterhead where the test was administered and list the type of test, test date, and the test results.

For candidates that do not have current California PELLETB T-scores: Candidates that meet the employment standards will be invited to schedule the California PELLETB written exam.

We do not accept other test scores in lieu of the California PELLETB examination.


The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving and protecting the people of Santa Clara County.  It is the Sheriff's goal to employ the brightest and most diverse applicants to become a part of the brother and sisterhood that makes up the Sheriff’s Office.  We, as law enforcement, strive to serve the people within our county with a level of professionalism that can not be matched.  We are all held to a higher standard by which we live in both our personal lives and in the line of duty.  The Sheriff’s Office has been continuously hiring for the positions of Sheriff’s Deputy Cadet, Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet, Sheriff's Deputy - Lateral, and Sheriff's Correctional Deputy - Lateral positions.

After an intense background process and your application is approved, you will begin our intensive training and educational programs.  This training will enhance your abilities and better prepare you for a career in law enforcement.  You are supported every step of the way; you will be given the tools and encouragement needed to succeed.  Ultimately, your success is dependent on your drive, perseverance, work ethic, and your will to never give up.

In the end, you will join the ranks of those men and women who have what it takes to be the best: a Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriff.


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