California Officers: Advice?
I'm a Police Dispatcher in New Jersey, finishing my associates degree in Criminal Justice. I am looking into jobs in California, because I have researched an area in North CA (Placer County, about 30 min from Sacramento). I like what I see online and am going to visit the area this summer. Housing seems cheaper than in Jersey, and Law Enforcement, including Dispatchers (my current position) seem to have many openings. Since I am not familiar with hiring procedures on the West Coast, plus since I'm not familiar with the area yet, does anyone have any tips on jobs in North California/job searching/anything I should know on living conditions there before I visit? I'd greatly appreciate any advice/tips. Here in Jersey I dispatch police, fire, and first aid. I'm also an EMT, and am bilingual (english-spanish). My goal is to go from dispatcher to police officer eventually. Thanks guys. firstname.lastname@example.org or on here.