To protect the health and safety of our community and staff, many Sutter County offices will be closed to the public starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.

Background Investigations

Background Investigation Because of the nature of law enforcement and the need for absolute public trust, all individuals seeking employment with the Sheriff's Office are required to have integrity, honesty, sound judgment and good moral character as well as other desirable traits.

Upon completion of the testing process, applicants are subject to an intensive investigation into their personal and legal history. Inquires are made through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Bureau of Information and Identification, Department of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement agencies, and the United States Military records if applicable. A credit history is also conducted to help determine the candidate’s reliability and integrity.

Each applicant is assigned an investigator who prepares an extensive report which is ultimately approved by the Sheriff.

Once the background investigation is approved, the applicant must pass medical and psychological examinations prior to officially being offered a firm job offer and starting their career with our office.

Know That Ethical Decisions Equal Integrity