Law Enforcement

Basic Academy Modular Level Three #58

Apr 12 2021 - Jun 15 2021


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

Gavilan College

College Term



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

Meeting days/times

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


Fees: $781

Registration Fee: $184
Materials: $232
Ammo: $315
Parking: $50

Out of state fees may apply if you are not a California resident. Please contact our office for questions.

Deposit due at registration of $275 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.

*Attention: For course specific prerequisites paperwork and information on applying for VA and/or Financial Aid visit our downloads page.

Late Cancellation Fee

$70.00 if cancelled after 3/21/21

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.

College Application Process

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, Lake Tahoe Community College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Failure to complete the college application process may result in your cancellation from the course or additional course/cancellation fees.