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Hiring Process

There are 7 steps to our hiring process.

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Pay & Benefits

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Watch this video to learn about the hiring process and how you can level up with CDCR.

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CDCR is Committed to an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.

Becoming a peace officer with CDCR means you are joining a family of dedicated, hardworking men and women responsible for ensuring public safety throughout California. Once you join CDCR, there are many career options you can pursue as a peace officer including Parole, Internal Affairs, Correctional Safety as well as specialized team assignments including Investigative Services Unit, Crisis Response Team, Gang Task Force, and Fugitive Apprehension Team.