Deputy Sheriff Trainee

San Bernardino, CA
San Bernardino County Sheriff

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff Trainees who participate in a basic law enforcement training program approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

$54,849.60 – $60,174.40 Annually


  • Learn to interpret and apply laws contained in various state codes and local ordinances (e.g., Penal, Vehicle, Welfare and Institutions Code as well as Health and Safety Codes).
  • Learn and practice basic criminal and traffic accident investigation procedures; learn law enforcement techniques, including crime scene preservation, witness interviewing and evidence collection.
  • Learn and practice safety, care and usage of small firearms and department-issued weapons.
  • Learn and practice vehicle and radio operation, patrol procedures and traffic control.
  • Learn civil procedures and custodial responsibilities.



The following are required for hire as a Deputy Sheriff:
1. Be at least 21 years of age. (Applicants should be at least 20.5 years of age at time of testing.)
2. Possess a high school diploma, G.E.D., or a U.S. Department of Education approved High School Equivalency Test.
3. Possess a valid California Class C driver license or equivalent.
4. Be a United States citizen.
5. Pass a rigorous physical agility test based on California P.O.S.T. standards.
6. Be fingerprinted and pass an extensive background investigation that includes interviews and a polygraph examination. Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any type of criminal probation.
7. Pass a psychological evaluation and medical examination meeting California P.O.S.T. mandates, including vision and hearing standards. (The medical examination includes a drug screening to determine the presence of illegal substances.)