I want to apply to the sheriff dept at 45

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dinodon in San Diego, California

29 months ago

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.

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28-Year-Vet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

29 months ago

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
guidelines.

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!

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anonymous in Colorado Springs, Colorado

29 months ago

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.

If the age requirement is already past for you; perhaps try for dispatcher...it's a foot in the door...maybe after that you could do something like investigations.....

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dinodon in San Diego, California

28 months ago

anonymous in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: If the age requirement is already past for you; perhaps try for dispatcher...it's a foot in the door...maybe after that you could do something like investigations.....

No age limit for either San Diego County Sheriff or Police Dept. Nothing is holding me back. Only intimidation from the younger fellas.
And that will only make me stronger.

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Donski in San Diego, California

27 months ago

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J-W- in DC, District of Columbia

26 months ago

Apply with as many law enforcement agencies that you can. Getting law enforcement officer jobs can be very difficult today. Applicants usually have a lot of competition. Complete any applications neatly and completely. Follow all instructions carefully. Improve all of your communication skills as much as possible, and become as physically fit as you can. Make sure to prepare for any written tests and interviews you have. Some agencies have their own study guides. You can get police exam study guides in bookstores and online. Practice your interview skills before any interviews. If you get an interview or are scheduled for an oral board, learn as much as you can about the agency beforehand. Get a good night's sleep the night before any tests or interviews. Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of any tests or interviews.

Source(s):
www.peaceofficerjobs.com

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D in San Diego, California

26 months ago

J-W- in DC, District of Columbia said: Apply with as many law enforcement agencies that you can. Getting law enforcement officer jobs can be very difficult today. Applicants usually have a lot of competition. Complete any applications neatly and completely. Follow all instructions carefully. Improve all of your communication skills as much as possible, and become as physically fit as you can. Make sure to prepare for any written tests and interviews you have. Some agencies have their own study guides. You can get police exam study guides in bookstores and online. Practice your interview skills before any interviews. If you get an interview or are scheduled for an oral board, learn as much as you can about the agency beforehand. Get a good night's sleep the night before any tests or interviews. Eat a healthy breakfast the morning of any tests or interviews.

Source(s):
www.peaceofficerjobs.com

Thank you kindly J W

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