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San Diego County Grand Jury application period open

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The San Diego Superior Court has put out a call for residents to serve on the 2022-23 San Diego County Grand Jury.

The 19-member body will work four days a week, about six hours per day, from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022, at the San Diego Central Courthouse in downtown San Diego. Members receive a small stipend per day, plus mileage, with downtown parking provided.

According to a superior court statement, the grand jury does not conduct criminal investigations, but does investigate citizens complaints, as well as perform “its traditional function as a ‘watchdog’ over government agencies.”

Applications, which must be received by Jan. 14, can be downloaded from the San Diego Superior Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov or the Grand Jury’s website at sdcounty.ca.gov/grandjury. Applications can also be obtained by calling 619-450-7272 or at the courthouses in downtown San Diego, El Cajon, Vista or Chula Vista.

Qualified candidates will be nominated for a random drawing tentatively scheduled for June 3. According to a Superior Court statement, the random drawing gives each supervisorial district equal representation by population.

Applicants must:

• Be a U.S. citizen;

• Be at least 18 years old;

• Have sufficient knowledge of the English language;

• Have lived in San Diego County for at least one year prior to selection; and

• Pass a criminal background check.


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