Palomar College Public Safety Training Program Building

Welcome to the

Palomar College Police Academy!

As a dually accredited program, the Palomar College Police Academy is the best choice for future law enforcement professionals. The Basic Police Academy Program is certified by the California Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) and recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Palomar College Police Academy - Public Safety Building, San Marcos, CA

Training is conducted at the Public Safety Training Center located at 182 Santar Place in San Marcos, CA.  This facility is fully equipped with law enforcement and general public safety equipment and classrooms.

All academy staff are recognized law enforcement professionals and current subject matter experts.  As full time law enforcement officers and acting deputy district attorneys, academy instructors & staff continuously develop and refine the training and curriculum that is critical to the future success of Palomar College Police Academy Recruits and graduates.

Police Academy News: 

Starting in 2016, our program has switched to a modular format, which allows recruits to either complete the entire year of training or to attend in modules.  Modules are completed in descending order: Module III, followed by Module II and then Module I.

For more information about the new format, click here.  To learn more about upcoming academy dates, click here.

**The dates & deadlines for the 2017 Police Academy will be posted on our website by the end of May 2016**

To download an academy application, click here.

Click here to check out the Palomar College Police Academy Video
[42 MB; Windows Media Player Format (wmv)]

For more information regarding the Police Academy contact the information officer at policeacademy@palomar.edu.


To contact the Police Academy use the following:

email icon         Email: policeacademy@palomar.edu  (*best contact)

phone icon   Phone: 760.744.1150 x1723


Palomar Community College District
• 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069 • 760.744.1150


Copyright © 2007 Palomar College, Police Academy. No person shall, on the grounds of sex, race, color, national origin, or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under this program.

Funding provided by Carl D. Perkins, Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 Copyright© 2006. All rights reserved.

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Last modified on 05/11/2016