Basic Law Enforcement Academy
Basic Law Enforcement Academy
The Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy is one of the finest law enforcement
basic training programs in the State of California. It is a full-time program that
trains pre-service recruits that are either:
- Putting themselves through the academy
- Are employed by a law enforcement agency and being sponsored by that agency
The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is designed to satisfy all State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements for students wanting to be hired by a law enforcement agency or for newly
hired peace officers.
The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is a 21-week (827 hour) intensive course that is best described as a college course with strict para-military discipline.
Students attending the academy will be academically and physically challenged, faced
with solving complex problems in a highly stressful, disciplined and structured environment. Recruits
receive rigorous and challenging training in all phases of law enforcement. Prior
to graduation, recruits must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in:
- Human relations
- Communication skills
- Problem solving
- Job knowledge
- Professional reasoning
- Physical skills
The standards and values of the Law Enforcement Academy are high and very demanding.
Those who are willing and capable of meeting the standards in academics, leadership
ability, tactical skills, general performance, and physical ability will be certified
to join the ranks of professional law enforcement.
To prepare students mentally, morally, emotionally and physically to enter and successfully
complete a law enforcement agency's Field Training Officer program. The Law Enforcement Academy will:
- Provide the highest quality training possible.
- Provide a learning environment with consideration for safety.
- Maintain a well-disciplined academic environment, resulting in highly disciplined
- Provide a learning environment that is free from discrimination based on religion,
race, sex, national origin or sexual orientation.
All graduating students will be able to meet or exceed the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) professional standards and successfully pass all written and practical skill tests
required for a California peace officer. Students will be able to demonstrate the
ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a peace officer based upon principles
of ethics, integrity, honesty, courage, self-discipline, determination, teamwork,
compassion, and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
Basic Academy Dates
Full-time Basic Academy Class #106 - Spring 2014
Start Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Graduation: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Full-time Basic Academy Class #107 - Fall 2014
Pre-Academy Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 and Sunday May 4, 2014. The POST PELLET B test: Saturday
May 10, 2014. 8:30 check-in. The test will be begin promptly at 9:00am.
Application Enrollment Period: Monday May 5, 2014 to May 16, 2014.
Start Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Graduation: Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
Full-time Basic Academy Class #108 - Spring 2015
Pre-Academy Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday November 9, 2014. The POST
PELLET B test: Saturday November 15, 2014. 8:30 check-in. The test will be begin promptly
Application Enrollment Period: Monday November 10, 2014 to November 24, 2014.
Start Date: Monday, January 12, 2015
Graduation: Thursday, June 4, 2015
If you are planning on attending the Full-time Basic Academy, contact the Law Enforcement
Training Office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3284, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the interest/notification list.
Academy Application Process
- You must attend the Pre-Academy to be considered for the Law Enforcement Academy.
- Download and complete the Application Packet PDF and Request for Live Scan Service PDF.
- The completed Application Packet can either be mailed or hand carried to:
Public Safety Training Complex
One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93436
- Application Deadline – See Basic Academy Dates.
If your application packet is approved, you will be notified and given a log-on password
to allow you to register for the Law Enforcement Academy on myHancock. When registering online, you will be required to pay in full all college registration
fees and Law Enforcement Academy course fees (approximately $3,350.00).
For More Information
For additional information on admission requirements, academy expectations, program
costs and pre-academy orientation, click on Frequently Asked Questions PDF.
Any questions regarding the Law Enforcement Academy application process should be
Christina McMillan, Public Safety Program Technician
Phone: (805) 922-6966 ext. 3284
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