The Police Officer Training Certificate of Achievement is a program that is designed to prepare students to become entry-level police officers in local and state law enforcement agencies in California. This training course includes 42 learning domains, which includes instruction in leadership, professionalism and ethics, the criminal justice system, policing in the community, introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, presentation of evidence, investigative report writing, vehicle operations, use of force, traffic enforcement, crime scenes, evidence, forensics, custody, arrest methods, First Aid/ CPR, firearms, chemical agents, information systems, crimes against the justice system, cultural diversity/discrimination, and procedural justice. This course also meets the certification requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
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PAC 075D is the part-time academy and PAC 075G is the full-time academy.
PAC 075D - Basic Course-Module I (Ext) (21.5 units)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of PAC 075B and PAC 075C or POST Modules III and II, current (within last 3 years) in PC 832 Arrest and Firearms training requirements, passage of the POST-constructed Comprehensive Module II End-of-Course Proficiency Test within the preceding 12 months, medical clearance, Department of Justice clearance for firearms training
This course is designed for those interested in becoming a Level I Reserve officer or a regular peace officer. This course covers criminal law, evidence, investigations, firearms, arrest and control, emergency vehicle operation, and other related police topics. It is the final level of training which constitutes satisfaction of the Regular Basic Course training requirement and the legal requirements for a Level I Reserve officer and a regular police officer in accordance with Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training requirements.
PAC 075G - Basic Academy Intensive Modular I (21.5 units)
Prerequisite:Medical Clearance, California Department of Justice clearance for firearms training, Passing scores on POST written and physical tests (agency sponsored cadets are exempt) and PAC 075F
This course is designed for those interested in becoming a Post Certified Police Officer. This course covers criminal law, evidence, investigations, firearms, arrest and control, vehicle operations, report writing, first aid/CPR, cultural diversity, and other related police topics. It is the level of training which satisfies the legal requirements for a Post Certified Police Officer.
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|Total Units for Police Academy/Basic Police Academy - Police Academy Module 1 COA program||21.5|
|AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.|
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Students will apply the definitions of local, state, and federal legal statutes as well as constitutional principles addressed in the California Commission’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Learning Domains as they relate to law enforcement work.
Given realistic scenario scripts, students will demonstrate proficiency in handling situations that involve a variety of law enforcement-related incidents common in the day- to-day duties of a police officer.
Students will analyze situations that involve ethical dilemmas encountered in law enforcement, and determine what the correct ethical choice should be in each case.
Students will correctly demonstrate self-defense skills and tactics in a safe and proficient manner.
Students will demonstrate firearms skills and tactics in a safety and proficient manner.
Students will demonstrate emergency vehicle operations and tactics in a safety and proficient manner.
Students will utilize the concepts and tenets associated with the use of procedural justice.
Students will access a given situation and prepare an accurate and complete arrest report that meets the requirements of law enforcement agencies.
Students will use the certificate as a platform for a career as a peace officer.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921