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Public Safety Officer II

The Public Safety Officer noncredit program provides a platform for students interested in the field of Public Safety.  It provides guidance in navigating the diverse careers in this ever-expanding field.  The instructors are highly qualified and knowledgeable in the subject areas.  The goals of the program include: raising the PELLETB passing rate, reinforce developing balanced study habits, personal nutrition, academic preparation, and to orient students on specific skills necessary for entry-level positions in law enforcement.  This program also serves as a bridge to Rio Hondo College Police Academy.

The public safety officer courses are organized in a way to earn the Certificate of Competency Public Safety I, and Certificate of Competency Public Safety Officer II

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

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Sample Education Plan

CourseUnitsTypically Offered
Required Courses
NAJ 004 - Introduction to Laws of Arrest/Search and SeizureNC0.0
NAJ 004 - Introduction to Laws of Arrest/Search and Seizure (0.0 units)

This course is an introduction to key federal and state constitutional laws that inform the authority, liability, and responsibilities of public safety agencies in conducting arrests, searches, and seizures. Students gain an overview of the laws of arrest, types of searches and seizures, and their respective execution procedures.

NAJ 005 - Fundamentals of Report WritingNC0.0
NAJ 005 - Fundamentals of Report Writing (0.0 units)

This course introduces the critical functions of investigative reports and the responsibility of Public Safety professionals in preparing complete and accurate reports. Students learn the components of an effective investigative report, review essential grammar and writing mechanics, and practice composing a concise report.

NAJ 006 - Public Safety Officer Lifetime Wellness and Stress Management IINC0.0
NAJ 006 - Public Safety Officer Lifetime Wellness and Stress Management II (0.0 units)

This course reinforces personal disciplines in maintaining physical and mental wellness for Pre-Academy students and prospective police cadets. A practicum companion to NPAC 003 Lifetime Wellness and Stress Management I, this course emphasizes physical performance training to meet specific requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

NAJ 007 - PELLETB: Exam PreparationNC0.0
NAJ 007 - PELLETB: Exam Preparation (0.0 units)

This is an academic test preparation course for Pre-Academy students seeking admissions to the Police Academy. Students gain an overview of the components of the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) and are guided in practice exercises with sample questions.

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Total Units for Public Safety Officer II program 0.0 
Required courses to receive a noncredit certificate.
NC Noncredit course
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About RHC

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
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