Posted by cristian
Hi I’m 23 years old and currently in my last semester at woodland community college, majoring in criminal justice. I am looking to become a police officer and joining the Sacramento police department, what would my next step be after graduating from college?
Should I apply to the department or go to the police academy first?
You would only go to the academy first if you were paying for it yourself as a “non-affiliate.” It sounds like you’ll have the credits you need, so you’ll next want to apply online for the Police Recruits. The application period for Police Recruit is now open. See the HIRING tab at http://www.sacpd.org/.
To get all the information you need about our hiring process and how to prepare, you should also go to one of our Orientation Workshops. You can register online for that at http://www.sacpd.org/pdf/academy/orientationflyer.pdf. The next workshop is April 6.
Thank you for your post and good luck with your career plans.
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