Stockton Police Department Losing Officers To Nearby Cities With Better Pay

As Stockton’s police department has shrunk in recent years, a handful of departments have largely reaped the benefits: Five nearby agencies recruited more than 30 Stockton officers in about two years, a police union leader said.

Three officers got jobs with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Four officers went to the San Pablo Police Department. Lathrop police hired seven ex-Stockton officers, and Elk Grove police hired eight, said Jeremiah Skaggs, vice president of the Stockton Police Officer’s Association.

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