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Academy graduates 258 new correctional officers

A sergeant and six new officers in uniform.
CSP-Los Angeles County Field Training Sergeant Y. Sanchez congratulates new LAC officers.

The Basic Correctional Officer Academy saw 258 graduates in the class of 3-22A on May 13.

Keynote speaker Warden Theresa Cisneros welcomed the new correctional officers to CDCR, reminding them of the crucial roles they play in fulfilling the department’s mission.

Each of the Academy graduates successfully completed 13 weeks of training in firearms, communication and de-escalation training, expandable baton, chemical agents, and Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) learning domains.

CDCR’s mission: To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

CDCR continues to hire correctional officers for positions statewide.

Interested applicants can apply online. To learn more about the correctional officer selection process, watch this video.

Submitted by Lisa Hamrick, Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center

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