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Intensive Academy

6 Month POST Program

We currently have an intensive day time Module P.O.S.T. certified Basic Peace Officer Academy that started on September 20, 2014. This full time class will graduate on March 25, 2015. Classes are held Saturday through Wednesday 7:00am to 4:00pm. The intensive schedule will be offered twice yearly. This is a P.O.S.T. Module Format.

Our next offering with this day time schedule will begin on Saturday, May 9, 2015. This is a one week orientation immediately followed by the academy on May 18, 2015.

Independent students who meet the (Minimum Entrance Requirements) to qualify for participation in the P.O.S.T. Academy Program must complete and pass the multiple choice (POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery examination) scored by POST with a total T-Score of 42.0 higher.


Step 1: 

Meet the minimum qualifications and pass the entry level examination. Testing is offered through the Public Safety Training Center as needed. For the next test refer to the:


Seating for the test is limited. In order to reserve a spot to take the test, you must fill out the bottom portion of the form provided in the link, cut along the dotted line, and drop it off or mail it to the address indicated on the form.

PELLETb test results are valid for one year from your testing date.



Step 2:

Independent applicants who pass the P.O.S.T. Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery with a total T-Score of 42.0 or better, as well as sponsored cadets must apply to San Joaquin Delta College as a student by completing the online application for Admission to the College or be a current student in good standing with the college.

Step 3:   All applicants must register in the prerequisite course, AJ 094 Peace Officer Academy Orientation, and successfully pass AJ 094 before being accepted to attend the Basic Peace Officer Academy. Information for registering into AJ 094 is provided in the T-score results letter to independent applicants who successfully pass the entrance examination.  AJ 094 for the intensive program will meet immediately preceding the beginning of Module III. 
Step 4: 

ALL independent applicants must have the following prior to the beginning of AJ 094, Intensive Academy Orientation,

  • Physician Medical Clearance
  • DOJ clearance via Live Scan
  • Ballistic vest – level 2 or higher
  • Uniforms, duty gear as specified in notification letter provided in advance

See our link on docushare to the FORMS REQUIRED

(bring all these completed documents to the first day of orientation)


INDEPENDENT STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:  Enrollment in AJ 094, Academy Orientation does not guarantee a place in the Academy.  Please see (Selection Procedures) for further details.

The cost of an independent cadet attending the POST Academy is approximately $5,000.00.  This includes all materials and fees that are distributed throughout the program.(EXPENSE LIST)

Should you wish to contact the FINANCIAL AID OFFICE for information regarding financial aid and/or student loans, you can visit their webpage or call (209) 954-5115. Stop by their office in the DeRicco Building Room 131.

Law Enforcement agencies wishing to sponsor employees into the program should contact the Academy to reserve seats in the next available course.  209-954-5258 or Agencies will be notified of registration requirements when they reserve seats. Agencies that provide duty gear, ballistic vests and ammunition can expect to pay approximately $3,500.00 per cadet to cover all three modules of the program.

For information and assistance for Veteran’s benefits, please contact the Delta College Veterans Office. (209) 954-5151, ext 6171 or visit (Veterans Services). If you are currently receiving cash aid (TANF) from HAS, you may be eligible for assistance from the San Joaquin Delta College CalWorks program located in the DeRicco Building Room 209, or by calling (209) 954-5151 ext 6209 or 6251.


For additional information, please contact the
P.O.S.T. Academy Office
San Joaquin Delta College
Holt 134

5151 Pacific Ave.

Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5258



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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151