Basic Peace Officer Academy, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Basic Peace Officer Academy, the student will receive a certificate of completion that qualifies them for employment as a California Peace Officer, Deputy Sheriff, adult/juvenile probation or Parole Officer, Reserve Officer, or Corrections. The student will have successfully demonstrated his or her ability to demonstrate ethical conduct; make judgments concerning the enforcement of the law without prejudice; apply the level of force that can lawfully be used by a peace officer; recognize the importance of initial and ongoing training in coping with dangerous situations; analyze and solve problems; write reports that conform to accepted professional standards of quality; recognize and understand the concepts and terminology that is needed to understand the California criminal justice system. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training accredits this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will perform the duties of a Level I Reserve Peace Officer, or full time Peace Officer as defined by Peace Officer Training and Standards (POST).
  2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge of a citizen's civil rights protected by the United States Constitution.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and apply the level and types of force that can lawfully be used by a peace officer.

Core Requirements

Complete 36 units

A J 095A

Basic Police Academy III

6.5

A J 095B

Basic Police Academy II

9

A J 095C

Basic Police Academy I

20.5

Minimum Units Required: 36

Complete each course with a grade of "C" or better