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Testing for Douglas County Sheriff’s Department

by Gregory Crofton, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is offering continuous entrance exam testing for people interested in a career in law enforcement.

The policy change began last week. The agency previously only tested candidates two or three times a year.

“Across the country there is the lack of applicants in the police field,” said Sheriff Ron Pierini. “Times are good. Private and public businesses are having trouble recruiting good candidates. We wanted to be more friendly. We want to try and grab as many people as we can.”

The exam consists of three parts: written, oral and a field agility test. If a candidate passes the exam, his or her background will be checked. There will be a polygraph and psychiatric exam.

Pierini said right now there are no open positions in his department but he said that could change any day.

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