Safe Communities - County of Marin Annual Reports
The Sheriff’s Office has made a concerted effort over the past three years to diversify its team.
Recognizing that every applicant could bring different experiences to the job, the Sheriff’s Office started its Cadet/Intern Program for current college students in 2014. Working with regional colleges, the Sheriff’s Office benefitted from the college system’s efforts to reach students of different backgrounds. Paid cadets and interns rotate through various roles, serving alongside full-time law enforcement team members.
About 10 cadets and interns have been hired in the past three years after completing the program. Also, 21 percent of all Sheriff’s hires were Latino and 54 percent were women, including half of the sworn deputies in 2017.
Diversifying the staff has helped broaden and enrich the department’s perspectives, ensuring that the team continues to provide excellent public service to everyone living in Marin.