Application and Testing Dates

 


 Academy Class 26 will begin in January 2017, starting with Module III.  Dates for the application deadlines will be posted here by the end of May 2016.


Application Deadline for Class 26

  • Day/Date:
    • TBA
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Public Safety Training Center
  • Office: Administrative Offices
  • Address: 182 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA 92069 (Police Academy building)
  • Map: PSTC
  • Applications should be secured in an manila envelope labeled “Police Academy” and turned in to the application drop box at the front desk of the Administrative Offices (which share a lobby with the San Marcos Sheriff’s station) or mailed to Palomar College Police Academy, Attention: Detective Barnes, 182 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA 92069.  See the application packet for further details.

The testing process for the police academy has been revised.  There will no longer be a written examination or Physical Agility Test (PAT).  Each applicant will undergo an interview with academy staff.

Academy Oral Interviews for Class 26 (details)

  • Day/Date: Will be scheduled individually with each applicant
    • TBA
  • Location: Public Safety Training Center
  • Address: 182 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA 92069 (Police Academy building)
  • Map: PSTC

Academy Acceptance Notification Dates for Class 25  (sent via email)

  • Day/Date:
    • TBA

Note: All applicants will be interviewed prior to any final determinations of acceptance.

Mandatory Academy Orientation for Police Academy Class 26  (details)

  • Day/Date:
    • TBA
  • Time: 6:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Location: Public Safety Training Center
  • Address: 184 Santar Place, San Marcos, CA 92069 (building in front of fire tower)
  • Map: PSTC

Note: The first portion of Academy fees will be due on Orientation Day

Academy Start Date*  

  • Academy Class 25 Module I will begin on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (the application and testing period is closed)
  • Academy Class 26 Module III will begin in January 2017 – specific dates to be posted soon!
*NOTE: Dates for the 2017 Police Academy Modules III, II & I will be posted in May 2016

General Academy Schedule

  • All academy classes, regardless of academy number, are conducted on the scheduled days and times listed below.
Day** Hours
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm*
Wednesday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm*
Thursday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm*
Saturday 6:00 am –  5:00 pm*

* Recruits should plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to the start of class.

 **Courses may occasionally last until 11 pm on weeknights and may be conducted on some Sundays due to facility availability, etc.  Recruits will be notified of any changes in the academy schedule in advance.

Map (click link to view):

Last modified on 05/11/2016