Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Our training is certified by the State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and is offered in multiple formats to accommodate your needs.
One of modern government's most challenging tasks is the enforcement of laws and the protection of lives and property while respecting constitutional individual rights. Carefully selected, highly trained and motivated peace officers are central in this task. The Police Science program offers three types of training:
- The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is presented in intensive, extended and modular formats for students interested in becoming peace officers;
- Reserve Officer training is offered to lead to positions as Reserve Deputy Sheriffs or Police Officers; and
- An advanced training program is offered for those currently employed as peace officers.
The state screening requirements for admission into any of the Basic Law Enforcement Academies are:
A person must have a physical examination, stress EKG, Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint check, a valid California drivers license, and never have been convicted of a felony.
Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of math, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.