Welcome to the Tulare-Kings Counties Basic Peace Officer Academy
These courses are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). To be eligible to serve as a full time Peace Officer in California, completion of the Basic Police Academy is required. Academy graduates will earn 28.5 units of college credits.
While some agencies hire and pay candidates to attend an academy, the majority throughout California prefer the completion of a police academy prior to employment. Academy graduates can serve in municipal, county and most state law enforcement agencies throughout California.