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"Professionalism Through Training"

Police Academy Class 32 began January 7, 2023.

We are accepting applications to Module I through 05/12/23 (Prior completion of Modules III and II required).  Click here to apply.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Police Academy in July 2023.

Public Safety Programs offers the POST-Certified 40-hour PC 832 Arrest Course. 
Click here for details and course dates.

As a dually accredited program, the Palomar College Police Academy is the best choice for future law enforcement professionals. The Basic Police Academy Program is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

All academy staff are recognized law enforcement professionals and current subject matter experts.  As full-time law enforcement officers and acting deputy district attorneys, academy instructors & staff continuously develop and refine the training and curriculum that is critical to the future success of Palomar College Police Academy Recruits and graduates. 

Our program is a modular format, which allows recruits to either complete the entire year of training or to attend in modules. Modules are completed in descending order: Module III, then Module II, and then Module I. 

For more information about this format,  click here. To view our brochure, click here.

Any academy training program offered is with the approval of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Training is conducted at the Public Safety Training Center located at 182 and 184 Santar Place in San Marcos, CA. This facility is fully equipped with law enforcement and general public safety equipment and classrooms.