Tulare-Kings Counties

Basic Peace Officer Academy


                            "Pride, Honor, Integrity"




Welcome to the Tulare-Kings Counties Basic Peace Officer Academy. The courses are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.).  In order for someone to be eligible to serve as a full time Peace Officer in California, completion of the Basic Police Academy is required.  Completion of this Academy will result in 28.5 units of college credit being awarded.     

There are several job openings for law enforcement officers throughout the State of California. Commission on POST job listings at https://post.ca.gov/law-enforcement-jobs.aspx
While some agencies hire and pay candidates to attend an academy, the majority throughout California prefer the completion of a police academy prior to employment.  Academy graduates can serve in municipal, county and most state law enforcement agencies throughout California.
Law enforcement academy training offered in Intensive and Extended formats. Both programs are fully CA POST-certified.
Intensive Academy: 6-month course, Monday thru Friday 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m).  Some evening and weekend class meetings. The next available Intensive Academy- August 2019.
Extended Academy :10-month course, Saturdays and Sundays 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m with approximately nine Friday sessions scheduled throughout the course.  This format is designed for the working adult who is able to train on weekends. Next extended academy- January 2020                 
Testing for the Fall 2019 academy will be offered in the Spring - check this website under “application schedule” for testing dates.
 The Academy Program is located at the Hanford Educational Center at 925 13th Ave in the City of Hanford. 
Last Updated: 2/5/2019 11:24 AM