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Recruiting Programs


Welcome to the Sacramento Police Department Recruiting Unit.  Our recruiters are committed to connecting with qualified individuals with a desire to serve the City of Sacramento.  The Recruiting Unit resides within our Outreach and Engagement Division, with an overarching mission to foster community relationships, strengthen trust and support partnerships. The goal of our recruiting unit is to exceed the level of excellence in hiring expected by our community; to build a vibrant, inclusive and progressive police department, today and into the future.  



 Officer Meghan Gardner     


Officer Meghan Gardner

Officer Meghan Gardner has worked for the Police Department for 10 years. Officer Gardner grew up in a small town in the west Bay Area and moved to Long Beach, California, to attend Long Beach State University, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, and a minor in Human Resources. After eight years in Southern California, she moved  to the Sacramento area where she accomplished her goal of becoming a police officer with the Sacramento Police Department. Prior to her assignment to the Recruiting Division, she was assigned as a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division. 


Hiring Workshop

The Sacramento Police Department hosts free workshops throughout the year, ideal for those interested in a career in law enforcement and their families.  This is an informative classroom setting in which a recruiter discusses the hiring process and explains how to prepare for the testing phases.  There is time during the workshop to ask any additional questions you may have regarding a career in law enforcement.  For information and registration, click here.

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SACPD Strong Bootcamp Wednesdays

Bootcamp Wednesdays is a fitness and recruitment program that is held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at various location throughout the city of Sacramento.  This program is designed to provide participants an opportunity to see what a typical Police Academy fitness regimen is all about.  The exercises will entail circuit style, full body workouts.

Bootcamp Wednesdays is very beneficial to those who may be interested in a career with the Sacramento Police Department or those who may already be in the hiring process.  It is a great opportunity for participants to network with others and develop relationships with officers from the department.

Through the program, participants are given the opportunity to build relationships with recruiters and other applicants after the workout.  This program will benefit all who participate by preparing you for the physical demands of the Police Academy.   Come join us!!!  All you need to bring is your running shoes, a positive attitude and a friend! #SacPDStrong

SacPD Bootcamp Wednesday workout photo