Women of CDCR

CDCR hires women at a higher rate than the national average! Come join our team!


CDCR Sergeant Vanessa Melendez

What inspired you to join CDCR?

As a teen, I aspired to attain a career in Law Enforcement.  After learning how large the Department is, I knew there would be many avenues of opportunity within a CDCR career.  This was very desirable to me because I love trying and learning about different jobs.

– Sergeant Vanessa Melendez, Background Investigation Unit