Basic Dispatch Academy - Radio Academy

Nov 20 2017 - Nov 24 2017


This course provides the necessary and required continuing professional training for public safety dispatchers as required by the The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

POST requires that students maintain a 95% attendance standard in this course. South Bay Regional adheres to POST attendance requirements. Students may be disqualified from the Basic Dispatch Academy if they have been cumulatively absent for more than 5% of the course or if the absences have not been deemed "excusable" by the Academy staff.

Please note: The dress code for this class is business casual (Collared shirts, no jeans, no shorts, no flip-flops).


Designed for:

Agency employed public safety dispatchers. Advanced radio skills and techniques are required as well as knowledge of applicable communications regulations.



POST Certified Basic Dispatch Academy diploma.



40 hours



0.50 Units


P.O.S.T. Plan IV. Certificate awarded upon successful completion.

College of Record

Cabrillo College


Santa Cruz Regional 911
425 Upper Park Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

To Register, please call: 408-229-4299
For more information, contact Jo Sorbi:
(408) 229-4256 or jo.sorbi@theacademy.ca.gov

Meeting days/times

Monday-Friday 0800-1700