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CDCR Announces Peace Officer Career Opportunities

December 12, 2013
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Office of Peace Officer Selection recently announced its plans to hire more than 7,000 peace officers during the next three years to fill vacancies from a wave of retiring officers.
Currently more than 1,800 CDCR peace officers retire annually. Local government officials in economic development and public safety are ideal candidates and are encouraged to apply.
Established in 1851, CDCR is one of the largest correctional criminal justice agencies in the country with many rewarding career opportunities. Specialized peace officer positions include: Investigative Services Unit; Safety Emergency Response Team; Negotiations Management, Crisis Response Team, Gang Task Force, Fugitive Apprehension Team, Parole, and Internal Affairs.
Peace officer careers provide competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, varying pay incentives, and rewarding service opportunities.
Attached for your convenience is a recruitment fact sheet that will provide a brief overview of peace officer careers. For more information on how to become a correctional officer, visit CDCR’s Careers website. Apply online. For assistance with the application process, please contact the Office of Peace Officer Selections at (866) 232-5627 or email.

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