Deputy Sheriff’s Cadet

San Diego, CA
San Diego County Sheriff

$56,867.20 Annually

The County of San Diego is currently accepting job applications for Deputy Sheriff’s Cadet. This job classification is utilized only for Sheriff personnel participating in the Department’s law enforcement training academy. Deputy Sheriff’s Cadets must successfully complete an intensive 25-week law enforcement academy. Upon graduation, Deputy Sheriff’s Cadets will be promoted to Deputy Sheriff.

The law enforcement training academy includes classroom studies and examinations in Communications, Criminal Investigations, Custody Procedures, Force and Weaponry, Law, Laws of Evidence, Patrol Procedures, Progressive Physical Training (for more information regarding the Physical Agilities Exam, please click here) and Defensive Tactics, Police Community Relations, Professional Orientation, Traffic and Vehicle Operations, and related subjects.

The ideal candidate will possess the following desirable traits: communicates effectively, knowledge worker, customer-focused, values and respects others, drives to excel, teamwork and collaboration, continuous learning, demonstrates ethical behavior, and supportive of change.


  1. U.S. citizenship or status as a Resident Alien in the process of becoming a U.S. Citizen is required. (Section 81, San Diego County Administrative Code)
  2. Minimum age is 20.5 years of age at the time of application; minimum age 21 at the time of appointment.
  3. There is no maximum age limit.
  4. U.S. High School Graduate or G.E.D.; or a degree from an accredited college or university.
  5. Applicants must have no felony convictions and must not be on probation; misdemeanor convictions may be disqualifying depending on number, type and recency.
  6. Valid picture I.D. such as military, driver’s license, state, or other photo identification issued by a regulatory agency.