Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Napa, CA
Napa County Sheriff

$85,675.20 Annually

The Position

We appreciate your interest in the profession of Deputy Sheriff. We strongly recommend that you find out as much as you can about the Napa County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement in general on the County’s website Sheriff | Napa County, CA (

Example of Duties
The successful candidate will attend the basic Police Academy to prepare and learn the duties and responsibilities for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

The class of Deputy Sheriff Trainee is the beginning of the career ladder of the law enforcement classes. The position is a non-sworn, civilian training classification to be used while incumbents are attending a certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Police Academy. The P.O.S.T. approved police academy, as described in and required by Section 832 of California Penal Code, consists of intensive instruction on law enforcement procedures combined with rigorous physical fitness training. Incumbents in this classification receive the same employee benefits as Deputy Sheriff with the exceptions that they will be placed in the miscellaneous retirement category until successful completion of a designated police academy, and as civilian employees, they will not be covered by Government Code Sections 4850 and 3300 through 3311. Upon satisfactory completion of academy training, incumbents will be sworn in as peace officers; placed in the Safety retirement category and appointed to the Deputy Sheriff I classification and begin a one (1) year probationary period.


1. You must have a verifiable T-Score of 42 or higher that has been issued no earlier than April, 2021. If you are in the process of acquiring a verifiable T-Score of 42.0 or higher on the P.O.S.T. Pellet-B examination, your T-Score must be provided to Human Resources no later than the date of your oral panel interview. It is your responsibility to locate an agency for the P.O.S.T. Pellet-B testing. Some local testing agencies are listed below:

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
The Academy South Bay Regional Public Safety Training

It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the agency, take the test, and provide the qualifying T-Score results to Human Resources within the required time frame. You can send the T-Score via email to Please include your full name and Pellet-B T-Score in the subject line of the email. If you have your T-score at the time of application, attach your T-score to your application.

2. You must be an United States citizen or permanent resident (or in the application process) at the time of application.

3. You must be at least 20 1/2 years of age at the time of your application submission.

4. You must have a valid California driver’s license. If you are an out-of-state applicant, you must possess a valid driver’s license for the state in which you reside, but must be able to successfully obtain a California driver’s license.