Deputy Sheriff Selection Process
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's Training Academy is certified by California's Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). The purpose of the physical agility is to assure the department that the applicant has sufficient endurance, strength and agility to perform physical tasks similar to those that could be required of a Deputy Sheriff. The physical agility test is the exact test required to pass the Sheriff's Academy. The physical agility test consists of the following five events:1) 99 Yard Obstacle Course - Run a 99 yard obstacle course consisting of several turns, 34 inch obstacle and a number of curb height obstacles2) Body Drag - Lift and drag 165 pound life-like dummy 32 feet
3) Chain Link Fence - Climb a 6 foot chain link fence followed by a 30 yard run
4) Solid Fence Climb - Climb a 6 foot solid wall followed by a 30 yard run
5) 500 yard run - Run 500 yards (equivalent to 1 lap plus 60 yards of a standard running track)
The test is scored on a "total points" basis. All applicants must accumulate enough points to meet the minimum passing score.