Name: Cameron Bal
City of residence: Roseville
Law enforcement experience:
In 2007, I joined the Roseville Police Explorer Program. 2009, graduated Oakmont High School and the Oakmont Health Academy Program. 2010, I accepted a job offer to become a Roseville Police Cadet. 2012, I graduated Sacramento State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. January 2013, I put myself through the Sacramento Police Academy. June 2013, I accepted a job offer from the Grass Valley Police Department to be a full-time police officer. October 2014, I accepted a job offer from the Roseville Police Department to be a full-time police officer. January 2018, I accepted a job offer from the Placer County Sheriff’s office to become a full-time deputy sheriff.
Why did you want to join the Placer County Sheriff team?
For several years, I have had a close working relationship with Placer County deputies and Sheriff’s employees. Every interaction I had was always a positive one. It was very clear that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office had pride in their community and the community had pride in their Sheriff’s Office. My positive interactions inspired me to want to join the Placer County Sheriff’s Office family.
What do you like most about your job?
I love serving and protecting the people of the community I have been raised in.
What do you hope to accomplish as a deputy? What are your top priorities?
Part of the reason why I joined the Sheriff’s Office was for all the career opportunities. I have a long career ahead of me, so listing all what I wish to accomplish in my career might be a little exhausting to read; however, my immediate career goals are to become a member of the dive team, honor guard and detective unit.
What advice would you give to those who may be considering a job in law enforcement?
Go on a ride-along, join your local law enforcement volunteer team/Explorer Scout Program, and stay out of trouble.