Application Process


The following information will explain how to enter the

140th Intensive Academy scheduled for August 2017

 Step 1: POST Written Entrance Examination.  See “Application Schedule” for testing dates. Cost for test $10. Meet Minimum Requirements (link)
Valid driver's license or other photographic identification required at testing site.  Cell phones and any other types of electronic instruments prohibited in the testing room.
California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entrance Exam: 2.5 hours in length.  Test measures reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling and grammar.
Test information: POST internet website. (Hiring tab-Exams and Assessments tab- Applicant Preparation Guide( Entry-level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PDF) .
Tips for success: Arrive 20 minutes early, locate testing site prior to test day. Also, completing one or more college-level English courses will assist you greatly with passing the entrance examination.
Step 2: Pre-Academy Physical Agility Test- (see physical agility tab)    
Priority enrollment in the Academy course offered to those recruits paid to attend by their police agency employers.  
Step 3: PS310 - Academy Orientation. 40-hour orientation will include: Police Academy policy/procedures, law enforcement as a career, Drill and introduction to physical fitness program.
Fees: Refer to tab “academy expense list”
Last Updated: 3/16/2017 1:09 PM