Sergeant Tya Modeste tells Chasta that Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is making diversity a priority

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Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Tya Modeste joined Chasta on 107.7 The Bone earlier this week and explained how the department is making hiring diverse candidates a priority.

“The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, we are seeking highly motivated people to join,” Modeste said. “Our diversity is absolutely increasing. I’ve seen it in my 15 years. It’s growing and it’s continuing to grow. We have immediate positions available for Deputy Sheriff Recruit, Deputy Sheriff I which are POST graduates and Deputy Sheriff II which are usually laterals coming from other agencies.”

If you are someone who has been thinking about a career in law enforcement there’s another sweeter: a new bonus program for everyone from employees starting their career to seasoned veterans.

“We even have a new incentive program which is offering hiring bonuses for new employees to start their career. For example, Deputy Sheriff Recruit, the hiring bonus is $10,000 for that. For Deputy Sheriff I it’s $12,000 and for Deputy Sheriff II laterals it’s $15,000.”

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