dinodon in San Diego, California said: I am looking for tips so this old man can follow his dream
I have been an auto mechanic for 20 years and with this economy I
have decided to follow my dream and will apply to the San Diego County Sheriff
Dept. Thanks to all who reply.
The department you are interested in joining should
have posted maximum age limits. If you are within
them then you need to get in physical shape to
perform the physical agility and other tests related
to assessing your overall fitness for the rigors of the
job and subsequent training. Hint: start running,
doing sit-ups and pushups!
In Philadelphia, the standards are adjusted depending
on the age & gender of the applicant. I'm guessing
that the San Diego Sheriff's Office has similar
I can see this as the only age-related issue that
would hinder you from becoming an officer. The only
other thing to evaluate is the retirement options,
mandatory retirement age (if any), and other
requirements, given that you are starting at 45.
Pushing a car around at age 65 is ill-advised.
So all that said, I say follow your dream and Best of luck!