Training Support

Peace Officer Selection and Employee Development, or POSED, through its two offices (below), provides CDCR-focused training and staff development programs for employees in pursuit of professional growth and is also responsible for the selection and hiring of Correctional Officers, Youth Correctional Officers, Youth Correctional Counselors, and Casework Specialists.

The Office of Training and Professional Development (OTPD)

The Office of Training and Professional Development (OTPD) provides CDCR-focused training and staff development programs that inspire employees in the pursuit of professional growth throughout their career, build a capable and prepared workforce, and reinforce the values of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. OTPD is committed to being a premier, customer-focused learning organization that uses best practices to enable workforce excellence.

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The Office of Peace Officer Selection (OPOS)

The Office of Peace Officer Selection (OPOS) is responsible for the selection and hiring of Correctional Officers, Youth Correctional Officers, Youth Correctional Counselors, and Casework Specialists. Additionally, OPOS conducts medical examinations, psychological examinations, physical fitness tests, and background investigations for various classifications including Parole Agent I, Correctional Administrator, Medical Technical Assistant, Special Agent, and other non-entry level peace officer classifications.

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