Welcome to your first step toward a career in Law Inforcement.
The College of the Siskiyous courrently offers a Modular Law Enforcement Academy. Classes are held during evenings to accommodate individuals with busy schedules. The two classes now available include:
You may view the upcoming Hourly Distribution Schedule here:
|2/2/16 - 4/23/16||Tue - Thur||6:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Tactical Training Center, Weed|
|4/26/16 - 7/30/16||Tue - Thur||6:00 pm - 10:00 pm||Tactical Training Center, Weed|
Law Enforcement is a physically demanding career, and training must prepare candidates for these potential challenges. Students enrolled in the training program need to be free from any medical condition that might prevent them from participating in physical activity. Students are required to have a physician's release form completed and on-file prior to participating in physical fitness training.
Physical Agility Tests *
During physical fitness, students will participate in physical activity designed to prepare students to pass the POST physical agility test. The test is comprised of the following components:
* Physical Agility Test scoring procedure will be explained in class.
On the first day of Module III, all students are required to bring a copy of their DOJ Clearance Letter. Students will not be permitted to take the course without a current DOJ Clearance Letter (issued within six (6) months prior to the start of the class, any DOJ Clearance Letter issued more than six months prior to the start of the class will not be accepted). An exception is a student who obtains a letter, typed on departmental letterhead, from a state recognized law enforcement agency which agrees to sponsor the student in firearms training.
If the student is sponsored by a law enforcement agency, the law enforcement agency shall incorporate in the letter that the student is not prohibited from possessing a firearm in California. ANY student convicted of a felony will not be allowed to possess a firearm in California. To obtain a DOJ Clearance Letter the student must be fingerprinted through the Live Scan Fingerprint Service and the provider of the Service will submit the fingerprints to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice will issue the student a DOJ Clearance Letter allowing the student to possess a firearm in California or a denial letter which prevents the student from possessing a firearm in California. Please allow DOJ four (4) to six (6) weeks to process fingerprints. Live Scan Fingerprint Services may be obtained through local law enforcement agencies or private vendors. To obtain Request for Live Scan Service form follow posted link:
Live Scan fingerprinting can be done at any participating Live Scan locations. For your convenience, the following is a list of local participating agencies:
During the academy, students are required to wear an academy uniform. For more information, please review the uniform specifications here:
The cost information below is only an estimate. You may qualify for Financial Aid, so make sure you complete your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online TODAY! (https://fafsa.ed.gov)
|Tuition / Registration Fees (9 units) - California Residents||$436|
|DOJ Fingerprint Check (Live Scan)||$56|
|Uniform and Equipment||$150|
|Total Estimated Costs||$692|
To continue on to Module II..
|Tuition / Registration Fees (12 units) - California Residents||$574|
|Total Estimated Costs||$724|
Semi-automatic handguns are available for students to use at no cost. If you would like to use your own handgun, it MUST be approved by the Firearms' Rangemasters.
**Ammunition may be purchased at the Firearms Range at a discounted rate.
If you are interested in attending the evening Law Enforcement Academy, please contact the Career and Technical Education Office at 530-938-5512 or the Administration of Justice Department at 530-938-5599 for additional information. You may also email Administration of Justice.
Introduction to Administration of Justice (3 units - Online)
This online course introduces students to the criminal justice system in the United States and the roles of the police, courts and corrections in shaping justice policy. Focus is placed on crime measurement, explanations of crime, responses to crime, and current challenges. The course also examines the evolution of the justice system and the forces that shape justice policy in a cross-cultural context.
Introduction to Forensics (3 units - Online)
This online course provides an introduction to the role of forensics in criminal investigations. It examines the methods utilized in the forensic analysis of crime scenes, pattern evidence, instruments, firearms, questioned documents and controlled substances.
Community Relations (3 units - Online)
This online course provides an in-depth exploration of the roles of the Administration of Justice practitioners and their agencies. Principal emphasis will be placed upon the professional image of the system of Justice Administration and the development of positive relationships between members of the system and public.
Concepts of Criminal Law (3 units – On-campus Weed and Yreka)
This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law.
Reserve Peace Officer Training - Module III (9 units - On-campus Weed)
This course is designed for individuals with busy schedules and is held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. This course is the first in a 3-part modular series for reserve officer/law enforcement certification and training for the State of California. It includes all the required subject matter, learning goals and performance objectives as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards, and Training. (POST), and as required by Penal Code Section 832. This course is designed for those individuals who wish to become certified as a Level III Reserve Peace Officer or to continue their law enforcement training through the reserve officer certification process.
Reserve Peace Officer Training - Module II (12 units - On-campus Weed)
This course is designed for individuals with busy schedules and is held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. This course is the second in a 3-part modular series for reserve officer/law enforcement certification and training for the State of California. It includes all the required subject matter, learning goals and performance objectives as prescribed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards, and Training. (POST), and as required by Penal Code Section 832. This course is designed for those individuals who wish to become certified as a Level II Reserve Peace Officer.
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