Palomar College Police Academy

Public Safety Training Center, San Marcos, CA


Palomar College Public Safety Training Program Building

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).

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: 

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.

 The next Police Academy (Class 27) begins in January 2018, starting with Module III.  The application period is now closed (as of 9/29/17). 

Click here to check the dates and deadlines of upcoming academy modules. 

Click here to download an application.


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


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

Copyright © 2017 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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