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Program Requirements

As a prerequisite for admittance to the Regular Basic Course (Police Academy) and the
Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course (State Investigators Academy), applicants must
certify that they are free from any physical, behavioral, emotional, or mental condition
that would adversely affect their behavior so as to create an undue risk of harm to
themselves, other students, instructors, or other persons. If the Program Director determines
an applicant is not free from such a physical, behavioral, emotional, or mental
condition, the Program Director, with the agreement of the Vice President of Instruction
and/or Student Services, shall, as soon as possible, arrange for such an applicant to be
examined by one of the following: 1) a licensed physician, or 2) a licensed clinical
psychologist who has a Ph.D. in psychology and at least five years of postgraduate
experience in diagnosis and treatment of emotional and mental disorders. This expert
will determine if the denial of admission to the program was based upon reasonable
grounds. If so, the applicant will not be admitted to the program. If the expert determines
reasonable grounds do not exist, the applicant will be admitted to the program.
Applicants may appeal the denial of admission to the Division Dean, on the grounds
they have met this prerequisite. Following the appeal to the Dean, applicants may make
a final written appeal to the Vice President of Instruction.

Maintenance of a satisfactory physical, behavioral, emotional, and mental condition
is required throughout enrollment in the Basic Course Programs. If at any time the
Program Director determines a student is not meeting this requirement, the Program
Director may refer the student to a physician or clinical psychologist and follow the
procedures outlined in the preceding paragraph. The physician or psychologist will
determine if the student should be dismissed from the program. Students may appeal
their dismissal to the Division Dean. Following the appeal to the Dean, students may
make a final written appeal to the Vice President of the college. The College does not
assume any responsibility for the student’s physical, behavioral, emotional or mental
condition. The student at all times is personally responsible for these conditions and is
obligated to report in writing to the course instructor if the student’s ability to participate
in the course is impaired in any way.

Basic Course Programs

A. Regular Basic Course (Police Academy)

Criminal Justice G064 and G065 are identified as the Basic Course Academy
Program. The Academy entrance requirements will be verified through successful
completion of Criminal Justice G054 (Pre-Academy Orientation Class). The following
prerequisites and requirements are applicable to the Regular Basic Course.

  1. Students must possess a valid California Driver’s License.
  2. Students must not have any Federal or State Felony convictions.
  3. Students must obtain from the Department of Justice written certification that there
    is nothing in their criminal history background which would disqualify them from
    owning, possessing, or having under their control, any firearm capable of being
    concealed on their person.
  4. Students must certify their physical fitness for the course by obtaining and providing
    the college with the results of a medical examination including a resting EKG,
    verified and interpreted by a physician (Agency affiliates refer to item #10).
  5. Students must successfully complete a P.O.S.T. prescribed reading and writing skills examination.
  6. Students must pass a job-related physical agility test.
  7. Students must participate in an oral interview to determine their suitability for the
    academy program and potential for employment as a police officer.
  8. Students must pass a Traits Profile Assessment and be free from any physical,
    behavioral, emotional, or mental condition that would adversely affect their behavior
    so as to create an undue risk of harm to themselves, students, instructors or other
    persons.
  9. Students must execute an agreement assuming the risk of harm from participating
    in the course and releasing the District from any liability from such harm.
  10. Agency affiliates are expected to meet the minimal standards prescribed
    by P.O.S.T.

Contact the Criminal Justice Training Center office for Academy admission procedures

B. Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course (SIBC) (State Investigators’ Academy)

Criminal Justice G090 is the Specialized Investigators’Basic Course Academy Program.
The following prerequisites and requirements are applicable to this course.

  1. Students must possess a valid California Driver’s License.
  2. Students must not have any Federal or State Felony convictions.
  3. Students must obtain from the Department of Justice written certification that there
    is nothing in their criminal history background which would disqualify them from
    owning, possessing, or having under their control, any firearm capable of being
    concealed on their person.
  4. Students must certify their physical fitness for the course by obtaining and providing
    the college with the results of a medical examination including a resting EKG,
    verified and interpreted by a physician (Agency affiliates refer to item # 9).
  5. Students must successfully complete a P.O.S.T. prescribed reading and writing
    skills examination.
  6. Students must participate in an oral interview to determine their suitability for the
    Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course and potential for employment as a specialized
    investigator.
  7. Students must pass a Traits Profile Assessment and be free from any physical,
    behavioral, emotional, or mental condition that would adversely affect their behavior
    so as to create an undue risk of harm to themselves, students, instructors or other
    persons.
  8. Students must execute an agreement assuming the risk of harm from participating
    in the course and releasing the District from any liability from such harm.
  9. Agency affiliates are expected to meet the minimal standards prescribed
    by P.O.S.T.

Contact the Criminal Justice Training Center office for Specialized Investigators’
Course admission procedures.