I would reconsider working for an Diego PD or San Diego Sheriff's Dept for the reasons given above. Also, my brother just retired from San Diego Sheriff's Dept. I can honestly tell you, that department is awful. They are poorly trained, they lack many resources, and their union representatives is made up of Sergeants and Lieutenants. That is no joke......talk about a conflict of interest! On top of that, they get paid quite poorly, while the cost of living is quite high down there.
San Diego PD isn't much better.
You may want to consider a large agency in Orange County (not Sheriff's) or perhaps L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
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