Basic Peace Officer Certificate of Achievement
This certificate is designed for state certified entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies. Successful completion of this program and subsequent completion of the hiring agencies probationary period in a Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (POST) certified agency qualifies the student for a California POST certificate. This program meets Penal Code §832 requirement of training as a peace officer in the state of California. This program is offered in two formats: The Intensive Format (approximately 23 weeks) and the Extended Format (approximately 52 weeks).
|POLICE 002||Basic Law Enforcement Academy||24.5|
|POLICE 100||Criminal Law||3|
|POLICE 101||Procedure and Evidence||3|
|POLICE 102||Community Policing||3|
|POLICE 103||Introduction to Criminal Investigation||3|
|POLICE 001||Police Academy Preparation||1.5|
Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.
This is a Gainful Employment Program
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply to any law enforcement agency in the State of California as a peace officer.
- Apply knowledge and skills required in completing a Field Training Program (FTO).
- Apply understanding and skills essential in patrol procedures, firearms, administration of justice, defensive tactics, physical training, First Aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, traffic investigation, water safety, and driver training.
- Recognize the importance of community policing, cultural diversity, victim awareness, and the development of positive community relationships.
- Identify and understand key crime prevention techniques; and to accurately read and recognize circumstances under which search and seizures can be conducted.
- Analyze the relationships between law enforcement, corrections, and courts.
- Understand criminal law and the criminal justice system; and the origin, philosophy, concepts, and procedure of evidence; the judicial decisions and theories, degrees of evidence, individual rights, and case studies.
- Choose to further their education by completing the requirements for an Administration of Justice degree.