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Course Description

This 884 - 1062 variable unit course satisfies required training mandates governed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entry level Peace Officers. The course includes principles, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, including: Criminal Justice Law, Patrol and Investigation procedures, Defensive Tactics, Firearms/Chemical Agents, Leadership, Ethics, Community Relations, Police Vehicles Operations, Traffic Enforcement, Cultural Diversity, Report Writing, and First Aid/CPR. Course requires significant time commitment and outside course work including uniform preparation, homework assignments and equipment maintenance. PREREQUISITES: 1) Completion of POST approved pre-entry English skills assessment examination and physical agility test. 2) Medical clearance by a licensed physician. 3) Penal Code Section 13511.5 requires that each applicant for admission to the Basic Police Academy course shall be required to submit written certification from the Department of Justice that the applicant has no criminal history background which would disqualify him or her, from owning, possessing, or having under his or her control a firearm.

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Last modified: November 25, 2014
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