Law Enforcement

Basic Police Academy #168

Apr 18 2022 - Oct 4 2022


This 928-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 pass the POST Reading/Writing Test and an Academy Physical Agility Test. Upon successful completion of both tests,  you may upload your scores in the Basic Academy Pre-Registration Form.

Additional pre-requisites may include; but are not limited to:

  • Proof of Medical Insurance
  • 3 year DMV Abstract
  • DOJ Firearms Clearance
  • Self Attestation Form
  • Photocopy of Driver's License or Government Issued ID

Designed For

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


928 Hours


24 Semester Units


POST Plan IV Certification
Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Monterey Peninsula College

College Term



The Academy (Monterey Peninsula College)
MPC Public Safety Training Center
2642 Colonel Durham Street
Seaside California 93955
(located on the old Ft. Ord property next to CSUMB)

Meeting days/times

M-F 0745-1715


POST Reimbursable Law Enforcement Student Fees:

Student Fees:

Fee Includes:
Ammunition: $1456
Driver Training: $1000
Materials: $945
Registration: $1104
Resource Fee: $75

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

Deposit due at registration of $880 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

$100 if cancelled after 3/28/2022

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 reached 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.*Additional fees will apply to Non-College Registered Students. Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 for specific amounts.