“The Academy” – Three Great Sites

Welcome! Now that we are successfully settled into our new central academy site on Gavilan College’s new Bailey Ave campus we can break into broad smiles and enjoy the wonderful Coyote Valley environment. Our expanding Fire/EMT programs and academies have joined us as well. We are really excited about this development. Our stellar law enforcement academies on the College of San Mateo campus and Monterey Peninsula College’s Seaside campus (Fort Ord) join with our impressive central Gavilan academy to serve regional agencies and all receive excellent reviews.  South Bay’s relationships with our partner agencies, Fire/EMT, Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and beyond are genuinely appreciated. Training and testing top-quality public safety personnel is truly a team effort in every regard.  Thanks to all! Our relationship with California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and the State Fire Training has never been better where we enjoy the trust to administer their many programs that serve regional needs. A heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of our wonderful instructors throughout our system for a job well done. Please continue to browse through our website to discover the many course offerings available and call or stop by any of our campuses for more information. 

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 seven 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, Hartnell College, and Ohlone College provide college credit for most courses offered by The Academy.