Law Enforcement

Basic Academy Modular Level Three #45

Jan 22 2018 - Mar 26 2018


This 164 hour course satisfies all California POST minimum required training mandates for BAM Level III. This course includes fundamental principles, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, including criminal law, patrol procedures, cultural diversity, investigative procedures, report writing, defensive tactics, firearms, community relations, police vehicle operations, traffic enforcement, and First Aid/CPR. 

Designed For

This course is designed and intended for employed or aspiring Reserve Level III candidates wishing to meet all training requirements for a Reserve Level III Peace Officer in the State of California.


Must complete the academy application process (i.e. medical clearance, proof of medical insurance, DMV). Must submit DOJ Firearms clearance.

See copy of Student's Needs List for equipment details. The Academy will provide PT gear as needed.


164 Hours


4 Semester Units


The course satisfies all minimum required training mandates for POST Entry Level III Reserve Law Enforcement Officers.  Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Monterey Peninsula College


The Academy at Coyote Valley
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95141

Meeting days/times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 1800-2200
Sunday - 0800-1700


Fees: $737.00

Registration Fee: $ 184.00
Student Fee: $ 6.00
Materials: $ 232.00
Ammo: $ 315.00

Non-refundable materials deposit of $270 due at registration will be applied toward course fees

Late Cancellation Fee


Payment Information

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 checks (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available.

*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. When possible, students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at any time by the State Chancellor’s office may require collection of additional fees from students.

Students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and (1) day prior to start of college semester or do not meet other college criteria may be considered “out-of-state” students, and subject to additional fees to the ones listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB
  • Method of payment if applicable

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit full or partial payment, depending on the class

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list, your reservation must be cancelled no later than 30 days prior to first day of class. After the 30-day cancellation period, students/agencies will forfeit a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of your reservation to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation by South Bay

Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reach for the course three weeks prior to the beginning of the class, the class may be cancelled and any deposits/payments will be refunded in full.