Thursday, February 2, 2023

You do not need to be a resident or citizen to work in California law enforcement

California residents who want to join a police, sheriff’s office or prison officer do not need to be a resident or citizen in California to apply for these jobs.

This is thanks to the passage of bill SB-960 authored by Senator Nancy Skinner.

“The demand to be a citizen is an archaic requirement that runs counter to inclusion and diversity. This legislation is an effective recruitment tool, plus it will improve law enforcement agencies’ relationships with communities of color, increasing their representation and visibility, Skinner said.

And although the law goes into effect in 2023, already police and sheriff’s departments in the Bay Area are seeking potential candidates who want to train as law enforcement officers.

The law has been well received by those who are already a part of these departments.

“I love that legislation, I’m so happy, I know it’s going to be a great opportunity for a lot of people, there’s a lot of people that this is their dream, and they want to be a part of something like this and now They can,” said San Francisco sheriff’s officer Johanna Martinez.

San Francisco Deputy Sheriff Tanganika Carter pointed out that they currently have more than 100 jobs available and that the law opens up many opportunities for those who are interested in compassionate service.

The San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office released a video revealing the department’s benefits, which include a salary of $84,000 per year, rising to more than $130,000 a year.

The California Highway Patrol also assured that they are looking for future candidates.

“We’re going to be hiring over 1,000 new officers over the next two years, we’ve been having some trouble finding qualified people lately,” he said.

Art Montiel, Highway Patrol spokesman.

The agency offers benefits such as 6 to 8 weeks of vacation a year, candidates who graduate the academy earn a salary of $110,000, and paid training.

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