Oceanside Police Department looks to hire 30 community service officers


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Funding comes from voter approved Measure X sales tax


Oceanside CA— Oceanside’s Community Service Officer Program is expanding as the city’s Police Department moves forward with new hires thanks to revenue from a voter-approved sales tax.
The department announced June 21 that it aims to hire 30 non-sworn, limited-term community service officers who will work on lower-priority service calls.
Funding for the program comes from Measure X, a 1/2 cent sales tax approved by Oceanside voters in 2018. The action comes after the City Council approved a $592.7 million budget for 2022-23 on June 8.
“Community Service Officers will have the opportunity to experience a variety of assignments across the department,” the Police Department stated in its announcement. “From working alongside patrol officers, responding to crime scenes, to assisting in investigating cases with detectives, the program is designed to create a pipeline of future police officers, dispatchers, forensic technicians, and analysts.”
Qualifications and application information are available at joinOPD.net.