Jerry Camous is a consultant in the Labor & Employment department at Mastagni Holstedt, APC. Jerry Camous was with the Sacramento Police Department for over three decades where his assignments included field training officer, detective with the Robbery/Burglary unit, and an academy instructor for entering recruits. During his 32 years with the Sacramento Police Department, he also served as a departmental training manager and has retired at the rank of Sergeant.
He has dedicated more than eight years of his law enforcement career to the Police Officers’ Association. Jerry served several roles on the Association Board, including President. During his term as President, his integral involvement led to the defeat of a misguided tax initiative in the City of Sacramento (Measures Q & R) and the purchase and development of the association’s own member hall . Additionally, as President, Jerry collaborated with state labor leaders to defeat then Governor Schwarzenegger’s attack on public safety and California workers and their pensions. While on the board of Sacramento Police Officers’ Association, Jerry negotiated numerous side letters to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and served on the Healthcare Labor Management Committee. That committee successfully negotiated increased benefits and access for all City of Sacramento workers and retirees.
Jerry has served on the Executive Board of the Northern Alliance of Law Enforcement (NALE) where he served as Vice President and revitalized a dormant organization that represents nearly 40,000 working peace officers throughout Northern California. He has also committed his energies to P.O.S.T. training committees to educate and continually enhance the professionalism of California law enforcement. Jerry is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.