News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Officers Tell Own Personal Stories in New Recruitment Video
Contact : Janine De la Vega, Public Affairs Manager    650-329-2413

Palo Alto, CA – The Department just released a new recruitment video that will give the public as well as prospective applicants a unique glimpse into our officers.

A professional baseball player, a lawyer, a high school teacher, a mechanic… this is what some of our officers used to be before becoming a Palo Alto Police Officer. The video features 10 of our officers from a variety of backgrounds who all turned to a career in law enforcement.

It was a conscious choice to share the diverse life experiences of our officers because the Department wanted to showcase the people behind the badge, and encourage others with diverse backgrounds to consider a career with the Palo Alto Police Department. You can view the new video by clicking here.

Several of the depicted officers are available for individual interviews upon request.

Anyone interested in joining our team is encouraged to go to for more information.