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Careers

Parole Agent Academy

Parole Agents must complete a ten-week, formal, comprehensive training program at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center located in Galt, California, a suburb south of Sacramento. Cadets attend classes five, or six, days a week, eight hours a day. The curriculum consists of three major disciplines:

  • Academic Instruction
    • Penal Code 832 (POST) examination (if necessary)
    • Classroom assignments
    • Block examinations
    • Practical skill demonstrations
    • Casework
    • Parole agent duties and responsibilities
  • Firearms Training
  • Tactical Skills/Parole Agent Safety and Tactical Training (PAST)
    • Arrest and control techniques
    • Chemical agents

Off site housing is provided for those students that reside more than 50 miles from the Academy.


We are currently not accepting applications for this position. No additional Parole Agent I test dates are available at this time. Please continue to monitor this web site for announcements of future test dates.


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