For the first time in several years both Sacramento Police and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department are actively hiring, starting up several new training academies as we head into 2014.
Measure U funding will allow Sac PD to bring on 150 to 175 new officers over two years and the sheriff's department is looking for similar numbers.
The training academies can last upwards of 26 weeks. To apply you need to be 18 years old with no prior felonies.
The sheriff offers placement tests and then sets up meetings with recruiters. Veterans get priority.
Those interested in a Sac PD job can take a run with a recruiter. They meet every Friday morning at 6AM at police headquarters.