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