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Welcome to Palomar College Police Academy!

“Professionalism Through Training”

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 Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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. 

Our program is 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, then Module II, and then Module I. 

For more information about this format,  click here.

Police Academy News:

Palomar College Police Academy is proud to announce we were recognized by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office as a 2018 Strong Workforce Gold Star Program as a Career Technical Education Program with outstanding post-college outcomes in employment, earnings gains, and regional living wages. To learn more, click here.

 The next academy, Class 29, will begin in January 2020 with Module III.

Applications are now being accepted. *Click Here*

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Any academy training program offered is with the approval of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Training is conducted at the Public Safety Training Center located at 182 and 184 Santar Place in San Marcos, CA. This facility is fully equipped with law enforcement and general public safety equipment and classrooms.