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Basic Law Enforcement Academy

CommanderRobin Poague

Phone: (916) 263-0524

RTOAmy Freeman

Phone: (916) 263-0523

RTO:  Chris Vlamis or

(Shannon Whent - Tues Only)

Phone (916) 263-0525

Basic Law Enforcement Academy

The Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) to present the Regular Basic Academy in an Extended Modular Format. The Academy is designed to provide contemporary and practical classroom presentation of legal concepts, hands-on training in police tactics and weapons usage, and scenario-based learning activities. Participants in this course will engage in physically demanding training exercises that include a risk of injury. Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid CA driver license, obtain medical clearance, and Department of Justice fingerprint clearance letter.

Classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional class sessions may be held on Fridays or Sundays.

For more information, please call Frannie Phillips at the Academy Office at (916) 570-5035 Monday - Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm (Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center -- 5146 Arnold Avenue, McClellan).

Or the RTOs:  RTO Amy Freeman, 916-263-0523.  Or RTO Chris Vlamis, 916-263-0525 (or Tuesday Only -- Shannon Whent, 916-263-0525).  Academy Staff Days/Hours:  Tues/Wed/Thurs between 4:30pm-10:00 pm.  Our Basic Academy is located in McClellan Park at 2409 Dean Street, McClellan, CA 95652.

NOTE: Completed application packets may be turned into the Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center's Administrative Office, located at 5146 Arnold Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652 or Northern CA Regional Public Safety Training College, C/O Los Rios Academy, located at 2409 Dean Street, McClellan, CA 95652, by the posted deadlines.

** Subject matter includes but is not limited to: professional orientation, community relations, criminal law, laws of evidence, communications, vehicle operations, force and weaponry, traffic enforcement, First Aid/ CPR, criminal investigation, custody, physical fitness, and defense techniques.

**Applicants who have completed Mod III and are returning within 1 year are required, by POST, to pass the Mod III end course examination prior to admittance.  This may be accomplished by submitting an application and contacting the Academy to reserve a seat for the Mod III end of course exam scheduled for March 5, 2019.  Details will be provided when the Academy is contacted.


For more details on the modules, please click on "Modules and Application" located at the top left of this page.


*Students seeking positions with city police departments or county sheriff agencies should contact personnel offices for specific minimum hiring requirements and desirable qualifications.



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