Are there any automatic disqualifiers?

The following can result in the disqualification from the process, but not limited to:

Drug Use:

  • Marijuana - Illegally possessed or used marijuana; including THC extracts, cannabis, hashish, marijuana extracts and marijuana edibles any time in the past two years.
  • Steroids - Illegally possessed or used; to include anabolic-androgenic steroids and corticosteroids, any time in the past three years.
  • Adderall - Illegally possessed or used Adderall; except prescribed by a physician, in the past three years.
  • Dangerous Drugs - including methamphetamine, amphetamine, barbiturates, speed, spice and bath salts. Narcotics - including crack, cocaine, heroin and opioids. Hallucinogens - peyote, mushrooms, ecstasy, LSD, ketamine, mescaline, salvia, PCP. Prescription Drugs (containing an ingredient that is a narcotic). Any illegal possession or use within the past seven years, no more than five times for all combined substances and shall not have used more than one time since age 21.
  • Sale, Production, Cultivation or Transportation for Sale of illegal drugs at any time.
  • Any sale, production, cultivation or transportation for sale of any Dangerous Drug, Narcotic, Hallucinogen or Prescription Drug at any time.
  • Any pattern of abuse of prescription drugs.

Theft or Misappropriation of Property:

  • Any demonstrated pattern of habitual theft.
  • Any theft while serving in a position of trust.

Acts Constituting a Felony or any Conviction for Domestic Violence Involving Physical Violence:

  • A conviction/deferred prosecution for any act which would constitute a Felony/Misdemeanor in the State of Arizona, at any time.

Fraud or Misrepresentation:

  • Any intentional attempt to practice any deception or fraud in the Employment Application, Background Questionnaire, Testing Process, or any failure to properly complete the application.

Driving Record:

  • Any recent demonstrated pattern of excessive traffic violations. (for positions that require operation of a motor vehicle).

Applicants should be advised that:

  • Applicant will not receive nor are entitled to a copy of the contents of their test results.
  • No documents, copies of reports submitted by the applicant will be returned.
  • No documents, reports or information utilized for, or obtained, during the selection process will be furnished to the applicant.
  • Applicant will not be advised of the reason(s) for non-selection.

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1. How do I apply for a position with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office?
2. What are the required qualifications for Deputy recruits?
3. What are the required qualifications for an out of state applicant wanting to apply for Deputy Sheriff/Reserve Deputy?
4. What are the required qualifications for Lateral Deputy?
5. Are there any automatic disqualifiers?
6. What is on the written exam?
7. What are the requirements for the physical assessment exam?
8. The physical assessment doesn't seem too difficult. Do I need to be in shape?
9. What happens if I fail the written or the physical assessment exam?
10. Do lateral (out-of-state) applicants have to go through the academy again?
11. I only want to be in a specialty position assignment (i.e. Detective, SWAT, K9 etc). Do I have be a patrol officer first?
12. Is the deputy academy a "live in" academy? Do I need to pay for it?
13. How long does the hiring process take?
14. Is there a maximum age limit?
15. How does the process work for out-of-state applicants?
16. When does the academy start?
17. I meet all but one of the listed minimum requirements. Does Pinal County Sheriff’s Office allow any latitude to the requirements?
18. Does the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office offer transition assistance?
19. I am in the military. Should I apply now? I am in college. Should I apply now?
20. If I have a background investigation done with another agency, or have a top secret clearance in the military, will Pinal County Sheriff’s Office still do a background check?