What is the P.O.S.T Basic Academy?
The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy is a P.O.S.T. Certified 26-week long training
program which trains recruits to become Peace Officers in the State of
California. The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy consists of 42 Learning Domains
where recruits are tested and evaluated. The Academy also includes
training in Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC), firearms, defensive
tactics, and scenarios that must be passed in order to graduate.
What is the S.T.C Adult Corrections Core Academy?
The S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core is a S.T.C. Certified 12-14 week long
training program which trains recruits to become Correctional Peace
Officers in the State of California. The S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core
Academy consists of job knowledge tests where recuirts are tested and
evaluated. The Academy also includes training in laws of arrest,
firearms, defensive tactics, and scenarios that must be passed in order
How can I prepare for the Academy?
will be provided the basic necessities as a new recruit in the Academy.
If you are serious about a career in law enforcement, you should be
working on your physical conditioning as well as mental preparation.
Know what "Academy Life" is like so you have a better understanding of
what will be expected of you. Research the agency you are applying for
so you have a better understanding of the philosophy and expectations.
Are you currently hiring?
are currently NOT accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff Cadet, Deputy
Sheriff - Lateral, Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet, Sheriff's
Correctional Deputy - Lateral.
Does the Sheriff's Office accept T-Scores?
We are now accepting P.O.S.T. Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery
(PELLETB) T-Scores for the Deputy Sheriff Cadet position. A T-Score of
48 or higher is considered passing. We do not accept T-Scores for the
Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet position at this time.
What should I study prior to taking the written exam?
The written exam is made up of basic forms of reading comprehension,
grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling. There are
numerous online resources that are available pertaining to Entry Level
Law Enforcement or Correctional Officer Exams.