Becoming a peace officer with CDCR means you are joining a family of dedicated, hardworking men and women responsible for ensuring public safety throughout California. Once you join CDCR, there are many career options you can pursue as a peace officer including Parole, Internal Affairs, Correctional Safety as well as specialized team assignments including Investigative Services Unit, Crisis Response Team, Gang Task Force, and Fugitive Apprehension Team.
At least 20 YEARS of age at the time of application and 21 YEARS of age at the time of appointment to the Academy.
Possession of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent from a U.S. institution or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate.
United States citizenship or legal permanent resident.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Sick and Vacation Leave
- Paid Holidays
- Recruitment and Retention Differential Pay
- Bilingual Pay
- Education incentive
- 401 (k) Plan
- 401 (k) Deferred Compensation
Inclusive and Diverse Workforce
CDCR is committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.