Senior Deputy Curriculum

Module 1: Sheriff’s Office Functions Hours
Office of the Sheriff 3
Bonding Procedures 2
Civil Process 8
Basic Jail Officer Course 45
Sex Offender Registry 2
Court Services 16
Mental Commitments and Transportation of the Mentally Ill 4
Prisoner Transport 2
Sub-Total 82


Module 2: Advanced Courses Hours
Search Procedures for Wanted and Missing Persons 2
Advanced Report Writing 16
Public Relations 2
Interpersonal Relations 8
Crime Scene Management for First Responding Officers 4
Domestic Violence: The Officer’s Response 4
Ethics 2
Administrative 2
Sub-Total 40

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Module 3: Specialized / Advanced Electives
In addition to Module 1 and Module 2, each deputy must complete two hundred (200) hours of advanced elective courses to meet the 322-hour training requirement. These courses may not include: (1) required core courses, (2) refresher or in-service training, or (3) basic training required for any certification issued by POST. Courses such as Instructor Training, Firearms Instructor, core classes in the Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Certifications, etc. may not be credited toward Module 3. The list below includes POST-approved courses that meet the elective requirement. The student will abide by Module 3 guidelines and utilize the Module 3 list of courses.  The GSA will consider specialized or advanced classes not listed that are 24 hours in length.  Exceptions:  If you are completing the program under the initial Senior Deputy Certification, see the FAQ.

These courses must be an advanced or specialized course.  No courses with a course code beginning with the letter “I” will be accepted.  Courses for Module III must total 200 hours.

Course Hours
Advanced Court Security 24
Advanced Narcotics Investigations 32
Adv Firearms (Cannot use for Adv. Cert. if used for Sr. Deputy) 32
Asset Forclosure 24
ASP Tactictal Baton 8
ASP Instructor 16
Basic Conversational Spanish 40
Basic EVOC (Class completed before July 1, 1997) 24
Blood Pattern Analysis 40
Burglarly Suppression & Apprehension 24
CHAMPS Instructor course 80
Child Abuse 40
Child Injury & Death Investigation 16
Clandestine Drug Labs 8
Community Oriented Policing 16
Computer Applications for Jail Systems 40
COP – The Culturally Aware Officer 16
Criminal Apprehension for Patrol 40
Criminal Investigations 80
Criminal Investigation Failures 4
Crisis Intervention Team 40
Cultural Awareness 8
Defense Against Edge Weapons 16
Defensive Tactics 8
Digital Photography 16
Domestic Mistreatment of the Elderly 3
Domestic Violence 16
Drug Interdiction for Patrol 4
Drug Investigations 16
DUI Detection Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) 24
Electronic Surveillance
Emergency Medical Dispatch 24
Emergency Operations Center
Evidence Presentation 16
Family Violence 24
Fit for Street Duty
Health & Wellness Awareness (Cannot use for Intermediate Cert. if used for Sr. Deputy)
High Risk Warrant Service 24
Hostage Negotiations 40
Internal Affairs 24
Interviewing Children 40
Interviews & Interrogations 24+
Intro to Computers/Computer Trng 24
Judgemental Use of Deadly Force 24
Juvenile Homicide Investigations
Marijuana Examiner/Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) 16
NIMS (Advanced or spec classes ONLY – courses coded that begin with the letter”A” or the letter “S”)
Oleoresin Capsicum 4
Officer Survival (Cannot use for Intermediate Cert. if used for Sr. Deputy) 40
On-Scene Traffic Accident Investigation (All levels)
Open Water Diver
Partial Investigative Techniques 40
Police Applicant Background Investigations 40
Police Tactical Rifle 40
Problem Solving for Supervisors
Professional Ethics 16
Rescue Specialist 14
Response to Terrorism 24
School Resource Officer 84
School Violence
Secret Service Training for LE 8
Security & Integrity of CJ Info 3 or 4
Semi auto 3 32
Sex Crimes Investigations 40
Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Assualt Investigations 40
Shotgun 8
Shotgun Instructor 40
Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) 40
Specialized Patrol Techniques (Cannot use for Intermediate Cert. if used for Sr. Deputy) 14
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) 24
Stress Management 16
Sub Machine Gun 24
Survival Tactics 40
Tactical Operation Management 16
Taser 4
Terminal Agency Coordinator
Terminal Operator Entry Cert
Traffic Accident Reconstruction 40
Traffic Law (Cannot use for Advanced Cert. if used for Sr. Deputy) 24
Uniform Crime Reporting
Verbal Judo 24