Interview with Richard Jensen
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

Why do you think they recruited from other parts of the country?

RICHARD JENSEN:

They wanted to get the best people possible.

INTERVIEWER:

OK, make sure you refer to who you're talking about. Why did the Police Department refer, why did the Police Department recruit from other parts of the country?

RICHARD JENSEN:

Well, you have a better choice of applicants when you go all over the United States. You know, there, there was a, they were recruiting from all over the United States. The Oakland Police personnel they went, they went into all these different college campuses, Michigan State and, and Florida in particular. They went down and, ah, actively recruited candidates for the Oakland Police Department. You know we, we got paid more in those days than they did back East. So the people from back East liked to come out here. They could get better pay.