In order to become a San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff you have to hold yourself to a higher standard. During the background process, applicants are disqualified due to the past choices they have made earlier in their lives.
Don't do drugs
- Don’t associate with others who use illegal drugs. – If you do, STOP NOW! When asked about past drug use, BE HONEST!
Keep your driving record clean
- Applicants are disqualified for too many tickets, accidents, and license suspensions. In addition, make sure you are properly insured.
Make physical fitness a way of life
- Applicants are not selected for the position due to poor physical fitness. Make sure you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Your life or somebody else’s life may depend on it!
Pay your bills
- The way you manage your personal finances assists the department in determining your level of responsibility and maturity.
- A lot of applicants are disqualified for lying or for integrity issues. Tell the truth no matter how embarrassed you are about your past mistakes. Remember all applicants are administered a polygraph examination during the hiring process.
Sharpen your writing skills
- Strong writing skills are very important for a successful career in law enforcement. Applicants are not selected for poor grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Be careful on social media
- Remember what you post on the internet represents who you are. What kind of impression are you making?
Do a great job
- Your employment history is very important. Make sure you develop and maintain a strong work ethic. Don’t call in sick if you are not sick, give a two week notice if you resign from a position and report to work on time with a great attitude!
Make a good impression
- We need applicants who believe in themselves. Be assertive, self-confident, outgoing, compassionate and learn to communicate well with a wide variety of people.
Maintain your values and integrity
- Don’t let your friends or co-workers pressure you into compromising your values or integrity. Remember integrity is “What you do when nobody is looking!"
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