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PCSO Job Opportunities

To learn about job opportunities call the PCSO Personnel Department, fill out the Job Interest Form or visit

Phone: 520-866-5023 or 520-866-5121



How do I apply for a position with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office?

What are the minimum requirements for Deputy recruits?

What is on the written exam?

What are the requirements for the physical assessment exam?

The physical assessment doesn't seem too difficult. Do I need to be in shape to pass?

What happens if I fail the written or the physical assessment exam?

Do lateral (out-of-state) applicants have to go through the academy again?

I only want to be in a specialty position assignment (i.e. Detective, SWAT, K9 etc). Do I have be a patrol officer first?

Is the deputy academy a "live in" academy? Do I need to pay for it?

How long does the hiring process take?

Is there a maximum age limit?

How does the process work for out-of-state applicants?

When does the academy start?

I meet all but one of the listed minimum requirements. Does Pinal County Sheriff’s Office allow any latitude to the requirements?

Does the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office offer transition assistance?

I am in the military. Should I apply now? I am in college. Should I apply now?

If I have a background investigation done with another agency, or have a top secret clearance in the military, will Pinal County Sheriff’s Office still do a background check?