The Folsom Police Department has welcomed another new face to the local department. The latest addition is part of the department’s continued efforts towards reaching a fully staffed status as they continue to recruit lateral and new officers to the City of Folsom.
This week, Officer Matthew Schmidt was sworn on to the force in a small ceremony surrounded by fellow officers, city officials and family.
Officer Schmidt comes to the department from the Sacramento Police Department, after serving 6 and half years there. Officer Schmidt has a wealth of experience working in Sacramento and specialty assignments, including the iViolent Crimes Reduction Team.
Prior Officer to entering law enforcement, Officer Schmidt served four years in the United States Air Force and recently earned his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. When he’s not on duty , Officer Schmidt enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking and camping.
The City of Folsom continues to recruit for both Lateral and Pre-Service Police Officers in an effort to fully staff its department that has undergone a number of retirements over the last two years. The department is always looking for the best candidates to serve the City of Folsom.
A Lateral Police Officer performs a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention work. Lateral candidates are the journey-level classification in the Police Officer class series. It is designed for applicants who are currently working for a recognized law enforcement agency, have successfully completed the probation period for that agency, and possess a State of California Basic POST Certificate.
A Pre-Service Police Officer in the City of Folsom is an entry-level classification is designed for applicants who are currently in a POST Basic Academy or have recently graduated from a POST-approved Basic Academy, and/or are currently working as a peace officer for a recognized law enforcement agency but have not obtained a Basic POST Certificate. This position performs sworn law enforcement and crime prevention duties involved in the protection of life and property; performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of law enforcement services and activities; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Full information on these positions can be found at www.folsom.ca.us among other city openings.