No one wishes for more crime, but the plain fact is that managing lawlessness requires criminal justice professionals and Sacramento, California, is an area of the country that offers a great deal of opportunity for anyone seeking a career in a wide variety of professions.
City reports indicate employment opportunities abound in the community’s many criminal justice and law enforcement departments. Corrections officers, security guards, law enforcement officers and administrative personnel are needed at all levels of operation.
The city of Sacramento boasted a population of nearly 500,000 people according to the last area census in 2010 and that number is growing. Where there are people there is crime and for all of its charms the city is no stranger to the criminal element.
Neighborhood Scout, an independent rater of city safety and collator of crime statistics, ranks Sacramento a “9” in its Crime Index, a scorecard in which “100” is the highest – and safest – score a city can hold. In other words, the website lists Sacramento as being 9% safer than all other US cities. Additionally, it states that the chances of a citizen becoming a victim of some type of crime stands at 1 in 139.
In addition to needing professionals to police city streets and guard its many neighborhoods, Sacramento is also the nearest urban neighbor to Folsom State Prison, a major employer in the criminal justice and administrative field. The current inmate population at Folsom stands at 132,000 and the prison needs entry-level and senior positions filled.
Traditional criminal justice positions are not the only avenues for the ambitious novice or expert in the field. Private security, loss prevention, forensics and positions for investigators in a slew of state agencies including the Consumer Affairs, Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Department of Motor Vehicles are also widely available.