CDCR Secretary James Tilton expressed his appreciation and congratulations to the cadets, “I applaud these newest correctional officers, who are committed professionals and dedicated to this honorable profession. We salute you as you begin this next phase of your career, by committing yourself to the public safety and service of California communities.”
The 408 graduates of the program have already been assigned to specific adult correctional institutions where they will begin their careers as correctional officers. Cadets receive 640 hours of instruction during the 16 week academy, including classes in leadership and ethics, crime scene investigation, inmate supervision, emergency operations, first aid, and physical fitness training. Upon graduation from the academy, new correctional officers earn more than $45,000 per year. Top level correctional officers can earn more than $73,000 per year.
During the last calendar year, approximately 2,595 cadets have graduated from the academy. CDCR currently has approximately 23,260 correctional officers. For more information visit: http://www.joincdcr.com/