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Intensive Academy

6 month POST Program


Our current intensive day time Module P.O.S.T. certified Basic Peace Officer Academy class is in session January 17, 2016 to July 13, 2016.

There was a one week orientation January 09, 2016 through January 16, 2016, and the academy started on January 17, 2016. This full time class will graduate on July 13, 2016. 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.

AJ 094 Orientation 01/09/2016- 01/16/2016

AJ 095A Basic Police Academy Module III 01/17/2016- 02/17/2016

AJ 095B Basic Police Academy Module II 02/20/2016- 04/03/2016

AJ 095C Basic Police Academy Module I 04/04/2016- 07/13/2016

Our next intensive day time Module P.O.S.T. certified Basic Peace Officer Academy class is due to start sometime in July or August 2016. The dates have not yet been set yet for this class. Once the dates are set, we will have them here on our website.

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: 

Any person who meets the MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS to qualify for participation in the POST Academy Program must complete and pass the multiple choice POST ENTRY-LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT TEST BATTERY EXAMINATION (PELLETb) scored by POST with a total T-Score of 42.0 higher or already be hired as a Peace Officer trainee and sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

The PELLETb test is offered several times a year through San Joaquin Delta College's ASSESSMENT CENTER. You must pre-register online.

You can take the PELLETb exam at any facility that offers the POST Entry-Level Law Enforcement Test Battery Examination.  Please refer to the Post Website for a listing of departments/agencies: BASIC TRAINING ACADEMIES. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE ASKING WHERE TO TAKE THE TEST. YOU MUST CONTACT THE FACILITIES DIRECTLY TO OBTAIN THEIR TESTING TIMES AND DATES.

Once you have a passing total T-score letter of 42.0 or higher, email a copy of your T-Score notification to Information for registering for the AJ 094 Peace Officer Academy Orientation will be emailed to you when available. San Joaquin Delta College P.O.S.T. Academy can accept PELLETb test results for one year from your testing date.

You can take the PELLETb test multiple times, however, before an applicant can retest, the applicant must wait for a period of one month (30 calendar days) before taking the exam again. This applies even if the exam is taken through a different department/ agency than the original exam.

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 by email to the applicants that have successfully passed the PELLETb exam with a score of 42.0 or higher and provided the Academy office a copy of your test results.

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 (LIVESCAN LOCATIONS)
  • 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:  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 Procedures).

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 FINANCIAL AID 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