This 888-hour course satisfies all minimum required training mandates governed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for entry level Law Enforcement. Course includes fundamental principles, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, including: Criminal Law, Patrol Procedures, Cultural Diversity, Investigative Procedures, Report Writing, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Leadership, Ethics, Community Relations, Police Vehicle Operations, Traffic Enforcement, Accident Investigation and First Aid/CPR. The course also includes a challenging program of physical conditioning that will prepare students for police service. Must complete the Academy Application process (i.e., medical clearance, proof of medical insurance, 3 year DMV abstract). Must pass the POST Reading/Writing Test and an Academy Physical Agility Test. Must successfully complete the DOJ Firearms Clearance process.
This course is designed for both employed and/or aspiring peace officer candidates.
22 Semester Units
POST Plan IV Certification
Certificate awarded upon completion.
College of Record
Monterey Peninsula College
The Academy (College of San Mateo)
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, California 94402
Phone: (650) 574-6466
Law Enforcement Agency Fees:
($1000.00 Driver training fee reimbursable for POST Reimbursable Agencies Only)
Self Sponsored Student Fees:
Range Use Fee: $120
Driver Training: $1000
Resource Fee: $100
Parking Fee: $52
Out of state fees may apply if you are not a California resident. Please contact our office for questions.
$800 non-refundable materials deposit due at registration (includes a $100 cancellation fee).
All fees must be paid in full at least two weeks before the start of class and all registration forms completed.All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier's check (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available. All fees subject to change.
Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: email@example.com) the following information:
Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 270-6458 to register. Be prepared to submit partial or full payment, depending on the class. All registration documents and final payment must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course. Only certain courses have downloadable registration materials; click here to view a list of those courses.
All Students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.
If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, you will need to upload a copy of the front and back of the card to your Student Web Portal account.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to first day of class. After the 21-day cancellation period, students will forfeit $100. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another (qualified public safety) member is permitted.
Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks before the class begins, the class will be cancelled, and deposits will be refunded in full.
*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO EXCEPTIONS. When possible students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at anytime by the State Chancellor's office may require collection of additional fees from students. We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Cash or Agency Billing (by arrangement). Make Money Order or Cashiers Checks payable to: SBRPSTC
Out of State or Non-Affiliated students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and one (1) day prior to start of college semester are subject to "out of state" college registration fees in addition to the fees listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.
This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Foothill College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mission College, College of San Mateo, Cabrillo College and the San Jose Evergreen Community College District.
Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of these accredited institutions.