Applications shall be submitted in person only to the Academy administration office located at 182 Santar Place in San Marcos, California (click here for map). Incomplete applications or applications submitted by mail will not be accepted.
Applications may be submitted during office business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., excluding holidays. The application should be submitted in a plain manila envelope marked "Police Academy" and may be placed in the secure drop box at the Academy lobby desk. Applications must include all required documents, as specified in the application.
Applications will be accepted no earlier than 4 months from the application deadline. When the application is received, it will be reviewed for completeness. A confirmation e-mail will then be sent to the applicant. Details regarding the Academy testing process are available on the website or by clicking here. Further instructions will be sent via e-mail before the testing dates.