By Susan A. Neufeld
San Bernardino, CA – Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the fiscal year period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.
WHAT IS THE GRAND JURY?
The Civil Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of county governance, including cities and special districts, and also potentially hear information on certain criminal investigations.
All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and every signed citizen complaint is responded to after investigated. Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week, which is compensated at $25 per day, plus meals and appropriate mileage. The regular Grand Jury meeting place is located in the City of San Bernardino.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for selection, a person must be at east 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. Other requirements include: sufficient knowledge of the English language, possession of natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character. By law, elected pubic officials are not eligible.
Interested citizens can download the application at: http://cms.sbcounty.gov/grandjury/BecomingaGrandJuror/HowtoApply.aspx or by calling (909) 387-9120, or in person at 172 West Third Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The application deadline is April 6, 2018.