About OPEC

The Office of Public and Employee Communications (OPEC) is composed of a Press Office, the Office of External Affairs, the Office of Internal Communication, and the Office of Video and Website Communications. The goal of OPEC staff members is to provide timely and relevant information through various media that educates the public, the media, lawmakers and internal staff members on the policies, events and successes of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

OPEC coordinates press conferences, develops/disseminates public information via press releases, advisories, and website and social media postings. OPEC also facilitates media interviews, oversees documentaries, organizes media tours of prisons and other CDCR facilities, and provides training to Public Information Officers working the department’s prisons, Juvenile Justice facilities, fire camps and parole regions.