Preston History:

The California Penal Code, Section 13601(A)(3) which states, “when developing, approving, and monitoring the standards for training of state correctional peace officer apprentices, the CPOST shall consider including additional training in the areas of mental health and rehabilitation, as well as coursework on the theory and history of corrections”.

The California Penal Code, Section 13603 (B) which states, “the CPOST shall determine the on-the-job training requirements for correctional peace officers”.

The history of Preston is to inform cadets where California Corrections started, how it has changed over the years, and what it is today.