A recent recruiting trip to New York City proved successful for the San Jose Police Department; more than 150 Big Apple-based applicants have cleared initial hurdles.
The pitch for recruits was made by Police Chief Eddie Garcia at a job fair that was held at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A department spokesperson said that they expect that the trip could yield more than 90 viable prospects.
The SJPD says the trip was one of the most successful out-of-state recruiting efforts the department has ever had.
San Jose Police Department Lt. Heather Randol, who leads the recruiting unit, said a new contract between the city and the police union, which has implemented pay raises and stabilized benefits, has helped make the compensation package competitive.
She also notes that while the trip was a success, that other trips will be necessary in the future as a number of SJPD officers are reaching retirement age.
Original article: San Jose police get hefty recruiting boon from New York City trip