Law Enforcement

Basic Police Academy #147

Jun 18 2018 - Nov 30 2018


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.

Designed For

This course is designed for both employed and/or aspiring peace officer candidates.


888 Hours


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

Meeting days/times

M-F 0745-1715


Law Enforcement Agency Fees:
($1000.00 Driver training fee reimbursable for POST Reimbursable Agencies Only)

Self Sponsored Student Fees:


Fee Includes:
Ammunition: $1330
Range Use Fee: $225
Driver Training: $1000
Materials: $772
Registration: $1012
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.

Deposit due at registration of $800 will be applied to class fees

All fees must be paid in full at least two weeks before the start of class and all registration forms completed.

Late Cancellation Fee

$100 if cancelled after 5/29/2018

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.