The Tulare-Kings Basic Police Academy has a rich history. The program began in 1962, and was first housed at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Headquarters in Visalia. In 1973, the program moved to the Visalia Campus of the College of the Sequoias and class #23 was the first graduating class from that facility. In Summer 2010, the academy moved to the brand new Public Safety Training Facility in Hanford! 49 years, 3 locations,--a rich history full of tradition, community pride, and honor.
Part of that history and tradition is the plaques presented to the academy by each graduating class of the Basic Police Academy. Click on each of the classes to see the accompanying plaque.