Basic Police Academy
Welcome to the Tulare-Kings Counties Basic Police Academy. The course is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) In order for someone to eligible to be a full time Peace Officer in California, completion of the Basic Police Academy is required.
The next Police Academy Course available for enrollment is the 131st Intensive Police Academy which is tentatively scheduled to begin on February 3, 2014 and end in July of 2014. This is an intensive format course which will meet on weekdays, Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, some evening and weekend class meetings are scheduled.
The first step in qualifying for this Academy is passing the POST Academy Written Entrance Examination. That test will be offered on the Hanford campus on two dates in November of 2013. We will open on-line registration for those test dates beginning September 1, 2013. Once you have passed the entrance examination, you will be notified of the dates for the mandatory Pre-enrollment Session and Orientations Sessions.
Interested students should consider enrolling in the Academy Preparation Course (PS313) for the Fall, 2013 semester, which begins on the second week of August. The Academy Preparation Course meets on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 PM and helps to prepare students for the challenges of Academy training, including a strong focus on the Academy Entrance Exam.
The Academy Program is located at the Public Safety Training Center at 925 13th Ave in the City of Hanford. All public safety training including Advanced Officer Training, Police Academy and Fire Technology courses moved to this state of the art regional facility in July, of 2010.