Office of Training and Professional Development
Programs & Support Services


The Office of Training and Professional Development program areas listed below provide support services information for cadets, training attendees, CDCR employees, and the general public. Select the relevant program for more information. (Updated February 2016)



Academy Store offers food, drinks, and health/beauty items for staff, cadets, and guests at OTPD/CTC. Also available is protective equipment, duty gear, and other work related items for cadets.
Contact: (209) 745-4661, internal x4012.

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Accounting staff work with regional accounting offices on all accounting processes and transactions. Staff is also responsible for collecting and depositing laundry and culinary funds, and processing all travel advances, travel expense claims and master/miscellaneous payroll distributions.
Contact: (209) 744-5000 x4109.

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Advanced Learning Institutes staff provides the following training: Basic Supervision, Advanced Supervision, Sergeants’ Academy, Lieutenants’ Academy, Training-for-Trainers, and Executive Development Orientation Program.
Contact: (916) 255-3568.

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Badges (Departmental) staff assigns badges to CDCR employees designated as peace officers that meet the Penal Code 832 (PC 832) Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements with the exception of the Division of Adult Parole. Staff also assists all institution badge liaisons with processing state issue badges, optional badges, promotion/demotion/retirement ribbons, limited term employees, administrative time off, lost or stolen badges, relinquished badges, resignations, terminations reinstatement and/or transfers from CDCR.
Contact: (209) 744-5056.

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Basic Correctional Officer Academy (BCOA) provides training for correctional officer cadets in preparation for employment at adult prisons throughout the State of California. Classroom, hands-on, and scenario-based training provides cadets with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become exceptional correctional officers.
Contact: (209) 744-5000.

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Basic Correctional Officer Academy Assignments Programs I & II staff are responsible for the daily operations, academics, and discipline of the cadets while they are assigned to the Academy. By maintaining close supervision of these activities, the Program Office staff is able to ensure consistency and provide the highest level of training in the Department.
Contact: Program I (209) 744-5122, Program II (209) 744-5107.

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Budgets staff is responsible for reviewing and analyzing allotments, budgets changes, and program needs as they relate to the budget process. Staff is also responsible for tracking and monitoring the overall expenditures, identifying surplus/deficits and making recommendations to administration for adjustments.
Contact: (209) 744-5121.

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Contracts staff work with the Office of Business Services Contracts Management Branch to process all master/service contracts for the OTPD/CTC and the Regional Accounting Office to ensure payment for contracted services. Staff also monitor, track, and ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner for service and expense orders, vehicle repairs, and utility invoices.
Contact: (209) 744-5124.

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Culinary staff provides meals 24/7 to guests, cadets, training participants, and OTPD/CTC employees. Culinary staff also provides food setup for various OTPD/CTC venues and for cadets attending off-site COSIT.
Contact: (209) 744-5000 x4197.

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Curriculum Testing staff maintains the test questions database, creates exams, proctors, scores and produces results and statistics; maintains testing and performance scores for cadets. Staff also maintains Academy registration and graduation information as well as Penal Code 832 (PC 832) training records, and information on obtaining college credits.
Contact: (209) 744-5000 x4222.

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Custodial staff is responsible for training, meetings, state exams, and special events venue and classroom setups. In addition, custodial staff is also responsible for the cleaning of facility, all housing units and laundry services.
Contact: (209) 744-5134.

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Evaluations staff provide follow up evaluation questionnaires to graduating cadets to assess the effectiveness of the Academy. First-line supervisors are also given questionnaires to gain their perspective on how well the new graduates were prepared to perform their duties upon graduation. Data gathered will be used to evaluate the curriculum and its usefulness. Questionnaires are also used for New Employee Orientation and Basic Supervision training.
Contact: (209) 744-5000 x4006.

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Field Training Support staff is responsible for OTPD/CTC’s curriculum, CDCR apprenticeship program; development, distribution, implementation, and evaluation of all off-post training for all In-Service Training Managers and Training Coordinators. Staff also conducts off-post audits.
Contact: (209) 744-5057.

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Information Technology Support staff is responsible for the networking & telephone infrastructure for the OTPD/CTC. Staff provides support for customized user applications & standard software packages, network connectivity & wiring, server & shared access points, telecommunications services, and audio visual services for classroom instruction.
Contact: (209) 744-5035.

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In-Service Training (IST) staff is responsible tracking and providing required training for OTPD/CTC staff, coordinating and providing the 80-hour Penal Code 832 (PC 832) training for CDCR employees.
Contact: (209) 744-5085.

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Instructional Design staff is responsible for the design, development, and evaluation of departmental curriculum for the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, In-Service Training, On-the-Job Training, as well as assists other CDCR departments with writing training for their employees.
Contact: (209) 744-5032.

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Learning Systems Support staff is responsible for the development and maintenance of the internet and intranet websites, SharePoint collaboration site, New Employee Orientation, and the research and development of alternative training.
Contact: (209) 744-5120.

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Personnel staff is responsible for keying all staff and cadet appointments, separations and miscellaneous employment and pay transactions, tracking time worked and leave credits, processing worker’s compensation, NDI/SDI benefit, calculating retirement pay-out, processing applicable Health Benefits, processing court ordered garnishments, and tracking all annual performance and probationary reports.
Contact: (209) 744-5082.

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Plant Operations is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the physical plan infrastructure, equipment, vehicle fleet, and OTPD/CTC grounds keeping. In addition, Plant Operations provides over site of hazardous materials and health and safety of the facility.
Contact: (209) 744-5070.

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Public Information Officer (PIO) for OTPD/CTC coordinates public and community relations programs.
Contact: (209) 744-5113.

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Procurement staff administers the OTPD/CTC non-information technology contract services and procurement activities, and small business and disabled veteran’s business enterprise activities.
Contact (209) 744-5071.

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Range/Armory staff is responsible for training and qualification on departmental approved weapons pursuant to CDCR and Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training standards for the BCOA. This includes the use of approved handguns, rifles, and less lethal weapons, including impact munitions and chemical agents training.
Contact: (209) 744-5081.

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Recruitment & Hiring / Personnel Liaison staff is liaisons to the Office of Personnel Services and a resource to potential candidates and hiring supervisors within OTPD/CTC. Staff prepares and maintains documents pertaining to requests for personnel actions, allocation determinations, established positions, vacancies, recruitment efforts, and list certifications.
Contact: (209) 744-5125.

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Scheduling staff create training templates for the BCOA and transitional academies. Staff also coordinate and schedule requests for housing and meeting/training venues at the OTPD/CTC.
Contact: (209) 744-5029.

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Tactical staff coordinates the departmental tactical training programs for the BCOA and the Division of Adult Institutions. This includes the monadnock expandable baton training and monadnock training–for-trainers, arrest and control courses, and alarm response.
Contact: (209) 744-5081.

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Warehouse staff orders, stocks, and provides supplies and furniture for OTPD/CTC, and oversees the recycling program, confidential shred program, shipping and receiving, and the mail center.
Contact: (209) 744-5000 x4224.

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