Tustin Police Department encourages officers to lateral over


The Tustin Police Department has recently been looking to add to its ranks by reaching out to officers at other departments. The department is unveiling a recruitment “I’m a lateral” campaign to encourage officers to consider joining the department in the city of about 80,000 in Orange County. Although police departments have always been willing to hire strong lateral transfers, there was previously a kind of unspoken agreement against seeking candidates from other agencies. That has changed. As the pool of worthy candidates who are interested in careers in law enforcement has receded in recent years, departments have begun to…

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