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Selection Procedures

Applicants who are hired as a peace officer trainee and sponsored by a law enforcement agency shall have priority registration.

Applicants who earn a passing score on the PELLETB examination will be provided with the information for registering into the Academy orientation.  If the number of independent applicants who earn a qualifying score on the POST PELLETB examination exceeds the available seats allowed, a class wait list will be established.

Independent applicants who place himself/herself on the class wait list will be admitted only with the permission of the Academy Coordinator. The applicants on the Class Wait List must attend the first class meeting and be present to be considered for movement from the Class Wait List to the class; however, it will be at the discretion of the Academy Coordinator to determine if you can be added to the AJ 094 orientation class. 

If we have more than 60 eligible applicants for the Basic Peace Officer Academy, placement into the Academy will be offered to applicants based on the following SELECTION CRITERIA.

Points will be granted based on the following criteria;

Education: (all degrees must be from an accredited College or University)
3 points Earned Bachelor degree or higher
2 points Earned Associate degree
1 point High School or equivalent
3 points 60 or higher
2 points 50 to 59
1 point 42 to 49
1 ½ Mile Run  (To be administered during applicable AJ 094 Orientation Course)
3 points 12 minutes or less
2 points 12:01 to 15:00 minutes
1 point 15:01 minutes or higher
10 points Hired by a law enforcement agency with sponsorship or successful completion of previous module at Delta College
5 points Current Reserve Officer for law enforcement agency (Modules II or I)
2 points Active, reserve and/or honorably discharged military service member
2 points Inability to enroll in previous academy due to limited space (class ranking) or failed to complete previous Delta Academy course



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