(San Francisco) – Tonight, Correctional Cadet Marquis Bolden will throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants Game at AT&T Park. Cadet Bolden was selected by his peers to represent the Basic Correctional Officer Academy team and will throw the ceremonial first pitch to highlight the efforts underway to recruit correctional officers, health care professionals and teachers for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Joining Cadet Bolden are Correctional Sergeant Kenmond Mah and Cadets Robert Johnson, Raquel Lucca and Christopher Salas from the Juvenile Justice Basic Training Academy. These cadets were selected for their outstanding leadership, academics, hard work, and dedication towards working for a safer California. The CDCR is the largest criminal justice agency in the United States, and is responsible for the custody, care, treatment, and supervision of more than 312,000 wards, inmates and parolees.

The CDCR has launched an aggressive campaign to recruit employee’s to fill vacant positions throughout the state of California. During the last legislative session the CDCR introduced legislation to build a new southern academy in the Los Angeles area to draw a larger number of candidates for correctional officer positions from southern California. The Department is also advertising to healthcare providers and teachers. The CDCR’s campaign about the benefits of becoming an employee reach across several marking and outreach sectors including:

  • Online AdvertisingThe CDCR is recruiting correctional officers on more than 50 employment web sites and has “Banner” advertisements on the “Jobs” pages of 15 newspaper web sites.
  • Newspaper AdvertisingMore than 60 newspapers statewide have run the CDCR’s employment advertising campaign. In July 2006, the CDCR began running correctional officer ads in every major “Employment Guide” in California.
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA) / Radio AdvertisingThe CDCR released public service announcements to all media members regarding the immediate need to hire correctional officers. College, Public Safety Training Center for prospective correctional officers.

The CDCR encourages anyone interested in being a part of the team to apply today. Visit >Career Opportunities for more information on the CDCR’s recruitment and employment efforts.