TCSO Employment Process

The employment process for the Tulare County Sheriff's Department is as follows. Click on any of the links to obtain additional information:

  1. Application
  2. Physical Agility Examination ( Deputy I, Correctional Deputy)
  3. Written Exam (Sheriff's Correctional Deputy)
  4. Oral Interview
  5. Employment List / Ranking
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Polygraph / Voice Stress Analysis
  8. Captains Interview
  9. Conditional Offer of Employment
  10. Immigration Law
  11. Medical Examination
  12. Drug and Alcohol Screening
  13. Psychological Examination
  14. Ergonomic Screening
  15. Appointment / New Hire Ceremony
  16. New Hire Orientation
  17. Probationary Period
  18. Correctional Academy or Police Academy

If you have any additional questions that were not addressed on one of the linked pages, you may call or e-mail our Personnel and Training Division at

(559) 735-1825
800) 757-9907



Since 1852, The Tulare County Sheriff's Office has worked in partnership with the community to improve quality of life through professionalism, excellence and trust.

We at the Sheriff's Office understand the internet can be a powerful tool. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can make our web site more useful for the community.

Tulare County Sheriff's Headquarters
833 S. Akers St.
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone (559) 802-9400
Fax (559) 740-4450

Website comments to:

Office Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday (Closed on holidays)
24 hours per day for emergency services

Hours for the Records Unit Window: 8 AM - 5 PM
(CCW applications, document requests, Livescan fingerprinting etc)

Thank you for all of your support.
Mike Boudreaux
Sheriff - Coroner