View courses, degrees, and/or certificates for this program in the catalog.

This department is in the division of Social Sciences, Human Development & Physical Education.

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 two formats to accommodate your needs. The Police Academy Office is located in North Hall, Room 139, and open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SBVC Extended Police Academy | The Spirit of the Law: Video produced by KVCR-TV, a division of the San Bernardino Community College District

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 two types of training for those interested in becoming peace officers.

  • Intensive/Full-Time
  • Extended/Part-Time

The state screening requirements for admission into any of the Basic Law Enforcement Academies are:

  • A valid California Driver's License with no restrictions
  • Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation/Firearms fingerprint check and clearance
  • A medical release from a physician

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.