Public Safety

Certificate of Achievement

POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Modular Format Certificate

This certificate meets or exceeds the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) minimum standards for the Level I reserve or full-time regular peace officer training. Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to seek employment as a Level I reserve or full time peace officer in California.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
PSTC 1502 Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Module III 6 -7
PSTC 1503 Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Module II 8 -11
PSTC 1504 Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Module I 13.5 -17
Total Units: 27.5 - 35

Enrollment Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • be a U.S. high school graduate, pass the GED, pass the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have attained a two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university.
  • possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • undergo a fingerprint and criminal history check.
  • complete a medical suitability examination.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to safely drive and control a law enforcement vehicle while operating under emergency and pursuit conditions.
  • distinguish and apply reasonable force options in a given circumstance.
  • demonstrate the ability to deliver strikes with an impact weapon or facsimile, as directed.
  • demonstrate proficiency in victimology and crisis intervention.
  • demonstrate proficiency in contacting people with simulated disabilities.
  • demonstrate proficiency in responding to and investigating a simulated suspicious person/circumstance.
  • perform the tasks of an officer conducting a preliminary homicide investigation.
  • demonstrate proficiency in responding to and investigating a simulated domestic violence incident.
  • demonstrate proficiency in conducting a preliminary investigation of a simulated felonious assault.
  • demonstrate proficiency in responding to and investigating a simulated pedestrian stop.
  • demonstrate proficiency in conducting a simulated vehicle pullover during low light/night time conditions.
  • demonstrate proficiency in conducting a simulated high risk vehicle stop.
  • demonstrate proficiency in responding to and investigating a simulated incident involving one or more suspects concealed in a building.
  • demonstrate proficiency in reacting to a simulated ambush.

Career Information

With the POST Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Modular Format certificate the student will be eligible for employment as a Level I reserve peace officer or a full-time regular peace officer in California.