To address COVID-19, CDCR has implemented a series of measures to keep staff, correctional officer cadets, and candidates safe during the application, screening, and Basic Correctional Officer Academy.
OPOS has limited the size and number of candidate groups for written exams and physical fitness tests and wearing masks is required (based on county mandate). The Background Investigation Unit continues to process candidates. Medical examinations are being conducted and online alternatives are being offered for the psychological screening interviews. Candidates will continue to be processed for upcoming academies to meet CDCR hiring needs.
We strongly encourage cadets to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before attending the Academy. If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine there will be a voluntary COVID-19 shot clinic during the first few weeks of the Academy. Cadets who do not show proof of COVID-19 vaccinated record will participate in mandatory regular COVID-19 tests during their time at the Academy. All cadets are provided masks that must be worn while on grounds and physical distancing is enforced throughout the Academy. Classrooms and common areas are being cleaned frequently.