Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Stockton, CA
The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office

Approximate Salary $5,192.00 – $6,310.91/month


The San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in a career as a law enforcement officer. The Deputy Sheriff Trainee will receive intensive academic instruction and rigorous physical training in law enforcement at a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Certified Academy and will receive other assignments on a training basis to learn departmental policies and procedures.

Hiring Incentive Program
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a hiring incentive in the amount of $10,000.00 ($3,000 upon completion of the Academy, $3,000 after one year, $4,000 after completion of 6th year of service). The department will award the cash incentive to any person who is hired for the position of Deputy Sheriff Trainee within the timeframes this program is active and so approved by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Additionally, a moving stipend reimbursement up to $2,000.00 for any cost directly associated with relocating their primary residence as a result of gaining employment with this office is available.

Typical Duties

  • Attends the assigned POST Certified Basic Academy and successfully meet all academic and physical requirements.
  • Receives training in the use of a variety of law enforcement equipment, physical fitness techniques, arrest control techniques, and other required trainings.
  • Learns the principles and techniques of interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Develops and maintains good relations with the general public, and exchanges crime related and general information with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Learns and may assist in operating electronic communication equipment to transmit and receive messages from electronic communication equipped vehicles and other stations.
  • Learns to prepare a variety of reports and correspondence to meet department policy and protocol.
  • May assist Deputy Sheriffs on routine calls in a learning capacity.
  • May assist with supervision of inmates in a variety of activities at the detention facility.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) certificate; or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited institution.

License: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Special Requirements:

  • Successfully pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Department;
  • Be at least 20.5 years of age upon appointment;
  • Meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers per Sections 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code; and
  • Meet physical standards established for safety members.