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    The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy is a P.O.S.T. Certified 26-week long training program which trains recruits to become Peace Officers in the State of California.  The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy consists of 42 Learning Domains where recruits are tested and evaluated.  The Academy also includes training in Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC), firearms, defensive tactics, and scenarios that must be passed in order to graduate.​

    The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy is a P.O.S.T. Certified 26-week long training program which trains recruits to become Peace Officers in the State of California.  The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy consists of 42 Learning Domains where recruits are tested and evaluated.  The Academy also includes training in Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC), firearms, defensive tactics, and scenarios that must be passed in order to graduate.​

    The S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core is a S.T.C. Certified 12-14 week long training program which trains recruits to become Correctional Peace Officers in the State of California.  The S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy consists of job knowledge tests where recuirts are tested and evaluated.  The Academy also includes training in laws of arrest, firearms, defensive tactics, and scenarios that must be passed in order to graduate.​​​

    You will be provided the basic necessities as a new recruit in the Academy. If you are serious about a career in law enforcement, you should be working on your physical conditioning as well as mental preparation. Know what "Academy Life" is like so you have a better understanding of what will be expected of you. Research the agency you are applying for so you have a better understanding of the philosophy and expectations.​

    We are currently NOT accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff Cadet, Deputy Sheriff - Lateral, Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet, Sheriff's Correctional Deputy - Lateral. 

    We are now accepting P.O.S.T. Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) T-Scores for the Deputy Sheriff Cadet position.  A T-Score of 48 or higher is considered passing.  We do not accept T-Scores for the Sheriff's Correctional Deputy Cadet position at this time.​

    The written exam is made up of basic forms of reading comprehension, grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling.  There are numerous online resources that are available pertaining to Entry Level Law Enforcement or Correctional Officer Exams. ​​

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