Helpful Links for Public Safety Applicants

Peace Officer Standards and Training

Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, State of California

Selective Service Registration

Selective Service is the independent agency responsible for implementing a military draft. Laws, regulations, history, statistics, FAQs, on-line registration, online proof of registration, and other official information.

Social Security Card Replacement

Application for Social Security card replacement.

Birth & Marriage Certificates in California

Information on how to request an official copy of your California birth certificate and marriage license.

California Driving Records

Obtaining a driving record printout may not be required for the agency you are applying to, though having one may be useful and will help you provide accurate information about your driving history.
Click here to access the request form.

Free Credit Report

Obtaining a credit report is not required for most background investigations, though having one may be useful and will help you provide accurate information about your financial history. You can order a free annual credit report online, click here for more information.

Military Records

The National Archives has an online form to request Military Personnel records.

Employment History

Providing detailed information about your work history may be difficult if you've held several jobs in the past. Social Security has detailed records of your employment history, and such information can be ordered for a fee. While these documents are not required, they will certainly aid you in providing accurate information.

California Dept. of Industrial Relations

Personnel files and records

Criminal Records Request

Individuals have the right to request a copy of their own criminal history record from the Department of Justice to review for accuracy and completeness.