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Sheriff's Training Academy
1000 River Walk Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

Public hours of operation:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday


NEW** The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department passing T-Score is now 42 or higher.

Outside T-Scores will be accepted for the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Academy:
For the Deputy Sheriff Recruit position, you must have taken the PELLETB within 1 year of the application date. For the Non-Affiliate Recruit position, you must have taken the PELLETB within 2 years of the Academy start date. Email your outside T-Score to recruiting@sacsheriff.com

For information and registration for FREE PELLETB Workshops and Webinars, go to http://policetesttutors.com/freeresources/

We are currently recruiting for the August 2017 Extended Format Academy and the December 2017 Intensive Format Academy

The BOG Waiver and GI Bill are accepted.

Deputy Sheriff Recruit applications are being accepted through the “Employment Opportunities” link.


To start the application process please register at the link below to take the PELLETB (T-Score). Those who register will be emailed additional information regarding the testing approximately 7 days prior to the test date.

Upcoming Testing:

  • April 30th, 2017
  • May 7th, 2017

Register for the PELLETB (T-Score) exam online

The next Physical Abilities Test (PAT) is tentatively scheduled for May 21st, 2017. Registration will open in the beginning of May and will be by invitation only. If you have taken the Pellet B test with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and received a passing score of 42 or better, you will automatically be invited to the PAT. If you have tested with a different agency and wish to be considered for the August Extended Format Academy, please email a copy of your Pellet B letter to recruiting@sacsheriff.com. In the subject line, please indicated “August 2017 Academy” or “December 2017 Academy”.

Practice Dates for the Physical Ability Test:

  • May 5, 2017 (Friday) 0900-1100
  • May 10, 2017 (Wednesday) 1300-1500
  • May 11, 2017 (Thursday) 1700-1900
  • May 13, 2017 (Saturday) 0800-1000
  • May 16, 2017 (Tuesday) 1700-1900
  • May 18, 2017 (Thursday) 0900-1100

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