In September 2015, the Office of Peace Officer Selection (OPOS) announced the temporary suspension of continuous filing for Correctional Officer applications effective Oct. 1, 2015. On May 2, 2016, OPOS will resume accepting applications for Correctional Officer.
If you are interested in applying and have questions, call (916) 255-2500 for additional information.
The application suspension was initially announced for two months and then extended four months to April 1, 2016 to reduce backlogs in processing.
During March and April, OPOS is implementing Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) in the selection process for all applicants. CVSA digitally records and analyzes micro-tremors in the human voice to detect deception and is considered a “best practice” in peace officer hiring.
During the application suspension, OPOS continued testing at a reduced rate for applicants who applied prior to the suspension. Testing will resume at full capacity effective April 1, 2016. Cadet hiring has also continued as CDCR’s Office of Training and Professional Development (OTPD) has started an academy every four weeks during the application suspension.