About The Academy


"The Academy" has a new home!

We are excited to announce that our South Bay Regional (San Jose) academy and administrative offices will have a brand new home at Gavilan College's northern district campus at 560 Bailey Ave, San Jose, CA 95141. The site is nearing completion and the move in date is scheduled for February 21, 2017. With the Hwy 101 offramp to Bailey Ave being completed a few years ago, the new campus is readily accessible and is right across the street from the IBM "think tank".

We will have new locker/shower rooms, mat rooms, classrooms with improved technology and of course plenty of parking for our students and partner agencies. We will be sure to send out invitations for our grand opening event!

Our current Evergreen College home has been wonderful for the 22 plus years that they have hosted "The Academy" and we will be forever grateful to the San Jose/Evergreen College District. Now it is Gavilan's opportunity to host "The Academy". They are very excited as they were the original partners with Evergreen College when South Bay was formed in 1994.

Steve Cushing



About Us

South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (The Academy) leads the way in providing high quality, cost-effective public safety training to approximately

2700 full-time equivalent students (FTEs) each year including professionals from more than 70 city and county agencies. The Academy operates under a Joint Powers Agreement with nine community colleges and certifies training in law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical training, dispatch and more. Member colleges who include Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, College of San Mateo, Lake Tahoe Community College, Cabrillo College, Mission College, Hartnell College, Foothill College, and Ohlone College provide college credit for most courses offered by The Academy.

Gavilan CollegeMonterey Peninsula CollegeCollege of San MateoLake Tahoe Community CollegeCabrillo CollegeMission CollegeHartnell CollegeFoothill CollegeOhlone College