The Riverside County Sheriff's Department reports it is still seeking female recruits to join its ranks.
On Oct. 26, Sheriff Stan Sniff and the Riverside County Sheriff Department hosted the 2013 Women’s Fitness Challenge at Chaparral High School in Temecula.
The challenge provided an opportunity for 111 women, who are interested in a career as a deputy sheriff or correctional deputy, to come together to participate in the physical assessment testing process, according to a news report from Correctional Sgt. Tracy Whitfield.
Of the 111 women who participated Saturday, 48 passed the agility test. Out of those 48, 18 had already past the written examination and were moved on to the next step in the hiring process. The remaining 30 applicants, who passed the physical assessment were able to sign up to take the written test, according to Whitfield's report.
Several female law enforcement officers from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department were present during the Oct. 26 Challenge to offer words of wisdom to the candidates, including Undersheriff Colleen Walker, Chief Deputy Patty Knudson, Captain Shelly Kennedy-Smith of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station, and Lieutenant Cheryl Evans, Whitfield reported.
"The Riverside County Sheriff Department has numerous opportunities for women interested in serving in law enforcement. Women interested in joining our team will find an environment that promotes teamwork, is personally rewarding, and offers the opportunity for rapid advancement. Positions are currently available for 911 dispatchers and other classified positions," Whitfield wrote in her report.
For additional information, visit the department online at www.riversidesheriff.org, or you call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Recruitment Unit at 1-888-JOIN-RSD.