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.