- Age: : 21 years of age at time of appointment
- Education: : High School diploma/GED
- Experience: : See additional requirements
Graduation from high school (or GED or Proficiency Certificate) and possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License at time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment; vision must be at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30 and free from color blindness. Must be U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident (permanent residents must become a U.S. Citizen within 3 years of appointment). Conviction of any felony offense, certain misdemeanor offenses, or any offense reflecting lack of character, judgement, or morals, or any other than honorable military discharge may be cause for disqualification. Per State Law, candidates must be free from any emotional, mental, or physical condition, including weight, which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. Candidates may be required to participate in a thorough background examination which includes a polygraph test.