The Santa Ana Police Department hopes to woo recruits Wednesday evening at an orientation seminar that is open to anyone interested in a career in law enforcement.
“We are going to be hiring continuously over the next three years,” said Officer Marty Shirey, who is leading the recruitment. He added that the department needs to fill at least 10 to 20 vacancies a year for the next three years.
At the orientation, recruiters will answer questions about the application process, academy training and benefits. A video titled “Life on the Streets” will be shown.
The orientation will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 23 Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana.
As of Jan. 1, new police officers in Santa Ana will be paid $38,552 a year.