Law Enforcement Pre-Academy
Intro to Law Enforcement Academy
Law Enforcement Training Complex
One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93446
The Pre-Academy is a 2-day intensive, high-stress orientation course designed to help
students determine if they are prepared for the Law Enforcement Academy. Completion
of this course (18 hours) is mandatory for students planning on attending the Full-time Law
Enforcement Academy. Students will participate in Academy activities such as class
lectures, note taking, written tests, physical fitness exercises, military drill and
ceremony, all of which are designed to simulate the daily challenges and requirements
recruits must face while attending the Law Enforcement Academy. Students will also
participate in a series of self-assessment exercises that will help students assess
their individual emotional, mental, and physical readiness prior to entering the Academy.
The Pre-Academy is presented in a very rigorous and disciplined training environment.
Pre-Academy Family Orientation is scheduled on the first day of Pre-Academy from 8am
to 10am in one of the Academy classrooms at the Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc
Valley Campus. The Family Orientation is designed to help understand the rigors,
demands and challenges that the Academy Recruit will be facing while attending the
Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy Coordinator will able to answer all questions
about the Law Enforcement Academy. Family Orientation. Seating is limited and limited
to two guests per recruit and please, no children.
Student's attending Pre-Academy will be required to complete the following physical
- 1.5 mile run (under 15 minutes)
- 25 push ups - (no time limit)
- 35 sit ups - (in two minutes)
- 1 unassisted pull up
The PT Assessment is scored based on your performance. The faster you run and the
more push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups you complete, the higher your score. Your combined
PT ranking and PELLETB ranking determines your eligibility ranking into the academy
as an independent recruit.
Students should arrive at the pre-academy in top physical condition. Students should
also hydrate (drink at least 8 glasses of water a day) at least 48 hours before the
start of the pre-academy
Students with pre-existing injuries or disabilities must contact the course coordinator
or college student services office for advisement.
- Application Enrollment Period for Class 110 (Spring 2016): Oct 19 - 30, 2015
April 16-17, 2016 (Sat-Sun), PSTC, Lompoc, CA.
- PT Test only: April 16, 2016 @ 1000 (meet in the lobby)
The POST PELLETB test: April 23, 2016 (Sat). 8:30 check-in. The test will begin
promptly at 9:00am, room 5-120, PSTC, Lompoc, CA.
Application Enrollment Period for Class 111 (Fall 2016): April 18 - 29, 2016.
- October 15-16, 2016 (Sat-Sun), PSTC, Lompoc, CA
- PT Test only: October 15, 2016 @ 1000 (meet in the lobby)
- The POST PELLETB test: October 22, 2016 (sat). 8:30 check-in. The test will begin
promptly at 9:00am in room 5-120, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
- Application Enrollment Period for Class 112 (Spring 2017): Oct 17 - 28, 2016
If you have questions regarding the pre-academy or the Full-time Basic Academy, contact
one of the Academy Coordinators. Please read the information provided on the web
site, review the application process and read the Frequently Asked Questions page
before calling one of the coordinators:
Ken George at 805-922-6966 ext. 3861
Ross Ruth at 805-922-6966 ext. 3812
Students planning on attending LE 310 Intro to Law Enforcement Academy (Pre-Academy) must
apply online, and then register for LE 310 Intro to Law Enforcement Academy on myHancock. When registering online, you will be required to pay in full all college registration
fees or you will be dropped for non-payment.
Pre-Academy Attendance InstructionS (MANDATORY READ)
For attendance instructions and requirements click on Pre-Academy Syllabus PDF and Pre-Academy Attendance Instructions PDF for full details of what is required for successful completion of Pre-Academy.
Pre-Academy and Law Enforcement Academy Preparation
LE 480 Women in Public Safety Careers.
This course is designed to prepare women for successful completion of a Public Safety
Basic Academy in Law Enforcement, Fire Technology or Emergency Medical Services. This
course will focus on preparation for the physical, academic, emotional and psychological
rigors of Academy training.
Improving upper body strength and general physical fitness is one of the main components
of the course. Meeting two evenings a week, students work to increase their strength
on weight training equipment and practice obstacle course skills that they will be
tested on during academy training.
The semester long course meets on the Lompoc campus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30
to 8:50 p.m. and is offered in the spring and fall semester. Students can apply online
and register online
for LE 480 Women in Public Safety Careers. When registering online, you will be required
to pay in full all college registration fees.
For additional information on the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy, click
on Frequently Asked Questions PDF or contact the Law Enforcement Training office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3284.
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