DCSO Recruitment Day 2023


Fast Track Recruit Day - A Faster Way to Tradition of Service

November 18, 2023

Amplify your career as a DCSO Deputy Sheriff! Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley is looking for motivated men and women who want to be part of a progressive, modern law enforcement agency, and is inviting you to participate in our new-hire testing day. Join us on November 18, 2023 for our in-person recruitment day. This event is closed to the public. Only those applying to the DCSO are permitted to attend.

This special opportunity condenses three months of testing into a single day! Get a jump start on your law enforcement career and join us to learn all about what the Douglas County Sheriff's Office is made of.

Apply here!

What makes us the best law enforcement agency to work for?

 Work in a pro-law enforcement community where you will be integrated into community events and activities

✅ Proactive-enforcement Sheriff's Office

✅ Extensive amount of collateral duties (SWAT, K9, EOD)

 A healthy relocation reimbursement – relocate near the beautiful Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley!

 Education and bilingual pay

 Live work and play in picture-perfect scenery

 Work special events such as the Celebrity Golf Tournament and 4th of July at Tahoe 

Laterals Encouraged - Lateral wage depends on experience

Exciting New Pay Scales

Lateral Deputy Sheriff II- based on experience (Patrol Experience)
$62,108.80 to $84,219.20- Plus shift diff/other possible incentives/plus take home patrol car

- Modified field training

- Four-day work week

- Shift differential pay

- PERS Retirement pension

- Comprehensive medical benefits

- 13 annual holidays

- Education Incentives

- Annual uniform allowance

Lateral Deputy Sheriff I- based on experience (Jail/Prison Experience)
$59,009.60 to $80,017.60- Plus shift diff/other possible incentives

Deputy Sheriff I-
no experience

Click here to review DCSO healthcare costs under DCSPA/SBU Medical Rates 2024



Apply: You must apply no later than Saturday, November 18 by 2pm if you wish to participate. Click here to apply!


Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
1038 Buckeye Road
Minden, Nevada 89423

What should I bring on recruitment day?

Remember, you will need to complete and submit your application before the Monday prior to Recruitment Day. In addition, you will need:

Athletic clothes for the physical agility test. Be sure to dress for the weather as you will be running outside.

Business casual clothing for the interview portion

Documents needed: valid driver’s license, social security card, high school/college diplomas, DD214 (if applicable), high school/college transcripts, any other certifications for your application packet

What can I expect on recruitment day?

Plan to be here for the full day. Please be patient, as we are trying to condense a three-month hiring process into one day. Lunch will be provided.

Physical Fitness testhere are the qualifying marks pass/fail 

Written test (unless you have law enforcement experience then you move directly to oral board testing)- 70 percent passing score

Oral board

Once you have passed these stations of testing- you will meet the Sheriff and Undersheriff for an interview. 

Then you will meet with the background investigator to start your journey towards your law enforcement career.



United States Citizen

Must be 21 years of age 

Have a high school diploma or GED certificate

Must be able to pass a competitive written exam

Have no felony criminal convictions

Have no conviction of domestic violence or a domestic violence-related offense (either misdemeanor or felony)

Must be of good moral character

Must pass mandatory drug screening

Possess a valid driver's license from current state of residence

Military discharge (if applicable) cannot be characterized as "other than honorable", "bad conduct", or "dishonorable"

Must be able to pass a physical agility assessment test

Must submit to in-depth background investigation, polygraph, psychological testing, and medical examination

What happens if I fail a step on recruitment day?

If you fail any part of the process, you will be unable to continue with the remainder of the testing for that day.

However, you may be eligible to retest at the next available testing date. A Training/Recruiting Officer will meet with you before you leave and let you know your available options. 

Check out this video to learn more about working at Douglas County Sheriff's Office 


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