Careers and Employment at The Academy

Now Hiring:

All positions (excluding Academy Instructor) at The Academy require a completed South Bay Employment Application, click here to download.

Basic Police Academy

Academy Instructor

The Academy is looking for motivated people to instruct in the Basic Course, the Basic Academy Modular and the Requalification Course. There are several topics available at the Monterey Peninsula College, San Mateo, San Jose/Coyote and Gavilan Police Academies.

*Interested individuals should contact the Basic Academy Director at (408) 229-4299 for application forms and information. 

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Role Player (hourly position)

Role Players are hired on an as-needed basis with no set hours (generally evenings). Role players participate in simulated scenarios, staged to give academy recruits practice relating to situations they will encounter in their career as law enforcement employees. Typical “roles” are “drunk and disorderly”, “burglary victim,” etc. Experience not necessarily required but aptitude is a plus. For more information call (408) 229-4299.

Evaluator (hourly position)

Evaluators work varying hours assisting instructors for P.O.S.T. certified classes. Call (408) 229-4299 for more information.

View Consortium Approved Positions and Salary Range

Send Yourself Through an Academy

You don’t have to be hired by an agency before attending one of our academies. If you are a U.S. citizen who can pass the written and physical assessments, you can enroll in one of our academies as an independent student:

  • Our academies are certified by most California Public Safety Agencies and satisfy hiring pre-requisites.
  • Our training earns college credits to satisfy entry requirements.
  • Our four training sites span from Monterey to San Mateo.

For more information, contact us at (408) 229-4299.

Fire/EMS Program

Fire Academy Instructors – NOW HIRING

Young Fire Recruit trainees, require a training program built on character, discipline, and regimentation. Effective Fire Academy training demands an instructor cadre that is passionate about delivering dynamic, relevant and professional instruction. If this is you and you are ready to give back, come join our team.

Fire In-Service Instructors – NOW HIRING

Fire training doesn’t end after the Fire Academy. Do you have the passion, experience, and technical expertise to give back to the Fire Fighting Industry? If so, then we need you!

Paramedic/EMT Instructors – NOW HIRING

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