In 2017 there were nearly 120,000 full-time law enforcement employees in California; roughly 78,500 were sworn LEOs and 41,000 were civilian staff. Of sworn officers, about 48% were municipal police officers, 39% were county sheriff officers and almost 10% were with the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Follow this page to keep track of law enforcement news, the latest police jobs and police department updates in the state of California. Learn how major events in California have changed the law enforcement landscape nationwide, including the Newhall incident in 1970, the Norco shootout in 1980 and the North Hollywood bank robbery in 1997.
- At least 3 victims in University of Nevada campus shootings, Las Vegas sheriff says
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- BWC footage released in Conn. OIS incident that left officer wounded, suspect dead
- BWC: Deer leads police on foot pursuit through elementary school