Welcome to the
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 Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) and recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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.
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 Police Academy (Class 28) begins in January 2019 starting with Module III.
We are no longer accepting applications for Module III.
Module II applications are now being accepted for those who have already completed a Module III program.
To download the application for the 2019 Academy, click here.
Click here to check the dates and deadlines of upcoming academy modules.
Any academy training program offered is with the approval of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
Copyright © 2018 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.