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Pre-Employment Background Investigations  

Extensive background checks are conducted for every Sheriff's Office applicant. Once an application has been reviewed for completeness and all minimum qualifications are met, the applicant is submitted a conditional job offer and the background investigation is initiated. It is the reponsibility of the background investigator to verify all information included in the application such as any criminal history, employment history, residence history, and reference verifications.

While the background investigation is conducted, the applicant must also pass a written test, a medical and physical examination, a psychological evaluation of all sworn position applicants, a polygraph evaluation and integrity interview.

Application Verification may include and is not limited to:

  • Criminal history
  • Employment history
  • Residence history
  • Reference verification
  • Tenant verification
  • Driver's history
  • Neighborhood canvas
  • In home interview

Any applicant can be terminated at any phase of the application process or background investigation. Only upon successful completion of all phases of the hiring process can a final job offer be made.

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