What is a Basic P.O.S.T. Academy?
Recognizing that effective law enforcement is the cornerstone of a free and safe society, POST is committed to a vision of the future that ensures quality, integrity, accountability, and cooperation; encourages new ideas; explores and uses appropriate technologies; and delivers relevant, client-based programs and services.
Go to the California P.O.S.T. website for more information:
Do I take a test to get into a Basic P.O.S.T. Academy?
Go to the California P.O.S.T. website and review the testing requirements:
Are there different academies for federal and state law enforcement?
Explore the hiring/training section of your desired agency’s website. Contact qualified agency personnel if you have questions.
What types of jobs are available in Court services?
In both Federal Court and State Court there are a variety of positions available for employment. Generally, the following positions exist in the courts: Judges, Attorneys, bailiff, court reporter, court clerk, language interpreters, and court administrators to name a few.
Here is the web link for employment positions within the Sacramento County Court system:
What are the steps to getting a job as a Corrections Officer?
California has 4 types of corrections officers: Federal, State, County Jail, and Private.
To inquire into Federal Corrections Employment explore the Federal Bureau of Prisons:
To inquire into California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Employment explore their website:
Frequently Asked Questions for CDCR:
To inquire into the training courses for California County Jail Corrections Officers and County Probation Officers explore the Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) website – “Core Course Calendar”:
Corrections Corporation of America is one of a few private companies who submit bid proposals to build and operate some of America’s prison facilities:
What are the steps to getting a job as a Probation Officer?
There are positions available in both Federal Probation and County Probation.
Explore Federal Probation and other Federal Courts positions:
Explore Sacramento County Probation:
How do I become a Parole Agent?
Employees within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can serve as Parole Agents. Parole Agents supervise individuals who have been conditionally released from prison. Explore these positions at the CDCR website: