Jorge Galindo is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist in private practice in Irvine, California. In order to become a reserve deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Jorge Galindo had to pass a series of qualification tests. The process of becoming a sheriff’s reserve deputy in Orange County is not unlike that of becoming a full-time sheriff’s deputy, and involves physical, medical, psychological, and written examinations.
Potential reserve deputies must be at least 20 years old, able to pass an extensive background check, and a US citizen or permanent resident who has filed for citizenship. They must also have a high school diploma, a satisfactory GED score, or an Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts from an accredited higher education institution.
The required written examine analyzes abilities such as map reading, report writing, and interpersonal skills. The physical abilities test is made up of four timed parts: an obstacle course, a 440 yard run, a dummy drag, and a trigger pull. After passing these tests, candidates are asked questions in an oral interview. Following these three testing phases come a polygraph examination along with psychological and medical evaluations.