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Academy Class 008

Welcome to College of the Siskiyous Law Enforcement Academy



The Law Enforcement Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

According to California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031, every Peace Officer must be:

  • Free of any felony convictions
  • A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (CHP officers must be US citizens at time of appointment)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record
  • Of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background investigation
  • A high school graduate, pass the General Education Development test or other high school equivalency test approved by CDE, or have attained a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved institution
  • Found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.

College of the Siskiyous currently offers an Intensive Modular Law Enforcement Academy which consists of the following classes:

Law Enforcement Academy Classes
Course Hours
ADJ 2014 – Regular Basic Course Module III 177
ADJ 2516 – Regular Basic Course Module II 208
ADJ 2517 – Regular Basic Course Module I 548

Cadets must complete the Law Enforcement Academy Modules in the following order – III, II, and I. Completing all three modules fulfills the minimum training requirements for employment in the State of California as a fulltime Peace Officer.


Academy Dates
Course Start Date End Date
ADJ 2014 – Regular Basic Course Module III 7/6 8/3
ADJ 2516 – Regular Basic Course Module II 8/4 9/9
ADJ 2517 – Regular Basic Course Module I 9/13 12/10
Course Start Date End Date
ADJ 2014 – Regular Basic Course Module III 1/3 2/2
ADJ 2516 – Regular Basic Course Module II 2/7 3/16
ADJ 2517 – Regular Basic Course Module I 3/21 6/21
Other Important Dates

PELLETB

  • September 18, 2021 at 9:00 am
  • October 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

Academy class 008 Orientation

  • Monday December 6 at 6:00 pm

Contact Abbi Nowdesha for details:
Email: anowdesha@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5990


How to Apply

The first step to Academy entrance is successful completion of the PELLETB (POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery). The PELLETB is a multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank written examination designed to measure reading and writing ability.

Test results are good for one year. You may take the test as many times as needed to obtain a passing score.

To schedule an appointment, please email the Law Enforcement Academy: policeacademy@siskiyous.edu

To see a practice exam, please visit: https://post.ca.gov/portals/0/post_docs/publications/poWrittenPracticeTest.pdf

In addition to the PELLETB, you will be required to perform the following:

  • A 1.5 mile run in less than 20 minutes
  • A minimum of 20 push-ups in 2 minutes
  • A minimum of 30 sit-ups in 2 minutes

Each academy class is limited to forty cadets and applications will be accepted in order of their receipt. Applicants must:

  • Minimum age to enter the Academy is 18
  • Complete the College of the Siskiyous application process
  • Obtain written clearance to possess firearms from the Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprinting. Students must obtain DOJ Clearance prior to the first day of the academy.
  • Be free of any felony convictions or legal mandates that restrict or prohibit employment as a law enforcement officer or possession of a firearm.
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • All students must complete a medical clearance

Costs (Approximate)

Item Cost
Registration (enrollment fee)
43 semester units ($46/unit) CALIFORNIA RESIDENT
$1,978
Health Fee $20.00
Misc. Student Fees $11.00
On-Campus Parking Free
POST Student Workbooks
POST Student Workbooks are provided in a PDF format. All cadets must provide their own laptop or tablet.
Free
Vehicle and Penal Codes
Vehicle and Penal code books are an in classroom provided book.
Free
Uniforms $500 (Approximately)
Physical Training Clothing
Physical Training clothing is available for purchase in our campus bookstore.
$55.00
Firearm
Firearms are provided for use during the academy and are property of the academy.
Cadets are not required to purchase their own.
N/A
Ammunition Material Fee
Includes all handgun ammunition only, Does not include shotgun ammunition
$375
CPR Certification
Includes books and certificates
$120

Law Enforcement Academy Contact Information


Law Enforcement Academy Co-Director

Jeremiah LaRue

Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue



Law Enforcement Academy Co-Director

Louis Mero

Louis Mero
Email: lmero@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5599



Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator

Abner Weed

Abner Weed
Email: aweed@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5970



Law Enforcement Academy Administrative Assistant

Abbi Nowdesha

Abbi Nowdesha
Email: anowdesha@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5990



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