Military & Veterans

Veteran Preference Points for the application process

Military Veterans Affairs Unit

MVA is a specific LASD unit that serves Reservist/Veteran personnel.  They provide excellent care related to military activations or other issues.  MVA also networks with vetted outside agencies to explore best services for Department members.

US VETS and the JVS Veterans First Program

Grants are rewarded to help cover academy expenses.  Special funding for uniforms is available.

Compressed Work Schedule

Compressed work schedules are available for many deputies. Deputies who work on compressed schedules work the same number of hours each week but can have more consecutive days off, by working longer days.

Row of LASD graduates, one graduate in the middle is wearing Military ribbon pinned to a tan shirt.

Paid Military Leave

30 day full pay military leave for training, deployment, etc (if absence is over 30 days, LASD makes up the difference in pay). 

Female Graduate holding a green flag. She has Military Ribbons pinned to her Tan Long sleeved shirt.

Military Reserve & National Guard Friendly Employer

Reservists/Guard members receive Flex Time for military leave.

Use your GI Benefits while in the Academy

Military specific Recruiters

Recruiters with prior military service are available to assist and mentor veteran candidates.

Grow your military savings plan

Transfer your Thrift Savings Plan to the Department’s Deferred Compensation Plan.

Display Service Ribbons

Military veterans are highly encouraged to wear their military ribbons on their class A uniform during authorized events.

Military Buy-Back option

Purchase years of your prior military service to retire earlier. The service credit purchased adds to total years of Department service. 

Special Military Patches

Deputy Sheriffs are authorized to display Military patches on their uniforms during National Veteran and Military Families Month

Call Us Today at 1-800-A Deputy (800 233-7889)

Speak to a recruiter and get your questions answered!