Deputy Sheriff Trainee

Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

$85,237.98 – $103,583.77 Annually

Be an active part of safety and engagement in our community.
Become a Deputy Sheriff Trainee at the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office!
Multiple positions open. Join our team, make the right call!

PLUS a $25,000 Signing Bonus


Train to Become a Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Trainees attend a basic law enforcement academy, taking courses such as criminal law, search and seizure, evidence, investigative techniques, patrol procedures, firearms, driver training, defensive tactics, and more. Deputy Sheriff Trainees who successfully complete the California POST certified Basic Peace Officer Academy promote to Deputy Sheriff I ($89,850 $109,198/year) and promote to Deputy Sheriff II ($98,971-$120,280/year), upon successful completion of one year as a Deputy Sheriff I. The next scheduled academy for this recruitment starts July 24, 2023 and ends December 28, 2023.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable General Education Development Certificate.

Experience: None

License: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record.

Background Requirement: Incumbents shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state, nor be under current formal probation supervision.

Citizenship Requirement: Permanent resident aliens who wish to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship prior to application for such employment. Permanent resident aliens must cooperate with the U.S. Department of immigration in meeting all requirements for U.S. citizenship, or he or she shall be disqualified for peace officer status.