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254 cadets graduate correctional officer academy

Three correctional officers in uniform with one man in a blue suit with red tie.
Warden Rick Hill speaks with new correctional officers after the graduation ceremony.

Class 4-22A celebrated 254 cadets graduating from the Basic Correctional Officer Academy on Thursday, June 30.

The graduation featured keynote speaker Folsom State Prison Warden Rick Hill, who retired the following day, capping a nearly 38-year career. He rose through the ranks, beginning as a correctional officer at Deuel Vocational Institution in 1984.

“Hill gave an exceptional speech to cadets which included uplifting letters written by the incarcerated population to himself and other CDCR staff,” according to academy staff.

The Basic Correctional Officer Academy is held at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in Galt.

Learn more about the Academy and how to apply to become an officer.

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