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Course Description

This 536 hour course is certified by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and meets the content and hour requirements established by POST for Level I Reserve Police Officers. This course combined with Level III and Level II certificates meets the regular basic academy requirements. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of POST Level I course entry requirements; POST entry reading and writing exam; Academy physical agility test; Medical insurance; Valid California Drivers License; Medical exam clearance by a licensed physician; DOJ clearance per Penal Code 13511.5; BAM III, BAM II

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate required competency as determined by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training including firearms qualification, defensive tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations, psychomotor testing and cognitive assessment on various learning domains.
  • Recognize the importance of Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics and how they relate to the profession, the department, the officer, and the community.
  • Identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
  • Examine community policing and its effect on the community including department effectiveness, addressing crime and community problems and improving community relations.
  • Identify the impact of crime on direct and indirect victims including emotion reactions, physical reactions, resource and referral support and police perception
  • Recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
  • Describe when a minor may be taken into custody for violations of law, truancy, runaway and neglect, and the requirements for peace officers when dealing with minors in these situations.
  • Identify crimes related to narcotic and alcohol use and recognize physical symptoms of influence.
  • Recognize a peace officers role and legal responsibility when conducting person stops including consensual encounters, detentions and arrests.
  • Use effective communication, both orally and writing, when constructing crime reports, testifying in court and presenting information to peers, superiors and the community.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800