Intensive Peace Officer Academy
Full-time Training Academy
The Basic Peace Officer Training Academy was established in 1953. The Academy serves 11 counties in Southern California. Candidates in the program receive practical and technical instruction to meet the requirements of various law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level. The intensive academy offers courses on a full-time basis.
Academy 214 (ongoing):
- March 22 - September 20, 2022
- Applications due by February 18, 5 pm
Academy 215 (start date change):
- August 16, 2022 - February 9, 2023
- Applications due by July 16, 5 pm
Academy 216 (tentative):
- December 20, 2022 - June 15, 2023
- Applications due by November 18, 5 pm
Academy 217 (tentative):
- April 25 - October 19, 2023
- Applications due by March 24, 2023, 5 pm
Any agencies seeking to enroll recruits need to contact Sergeant Iemsisanith at (951) 486-2745 or email email@example.com. Agency-sponsored recruits do not need to complete the self-sponsored application requirements.
Under Cal/OSHA Title 8 Section 3395, all outside agencies are required to provide heat illness prevention training to their employees and completion of such training is a prerequisite for agency recruits.
Before You Apply
- Know your class start date. During your college application, select the appropriate term (application periods are below) based on the start date of the class.
- You can choose any program of study you'd like, but we suggest Law Enforcement Basic Peace Officer Academy Intensive Certificate.
- The online college application process requires you to either make an account (new user) or log into your existing account (returning user).
- Printing a copy of your college application confirmation page is required, and you must bring it with you on the first day of class.
- A cost breakdown is available to assist you with your budgeting considerations. All costs are approximate and are subject to change without notice.
Term Application Periods
Summer 2023October 1, 2022 - June 22, 2023
Fall 2023October 1, 2021 - October 19, 2023
Winter 2024July 1, 2023 - January 4, 2024
Spring 2024July 1, 2023 - April 18, 2024
Recruit Background Information
Complete the Personal History Statement document. Be sure to save as you go so you don't lose any of your work. As this is an extensive document, printing it out and penciling in the answers before transcribing may be the safest bet.
When you are done, print out two copies: one for your records, and one to submit.
Complete the Live Scan Fingerprint application process and submit the DOJ firearms clearance letter that will be sent to you 1-2 weeks later. The letter must be dated within 6 months of the start date of the academy.
Prices can be increased by DOJ at any time and the rolling fee for the agency can vary. Dates and time may also change. Make sure to read the top of the page with other documents you must take with you. When making your appointment, be sure to check what payment methods they accept, whether cash, check, credit card.
Complete and submit a medical physical examination. You can visit your own physician or a local clinic. Current college students may visit Student Health and Psychological Services for a low-cost exam, or receive an exam at other areas in the Riverside or San Bernardino counties.
Medical exam prices are subject to change and are approximated. When you make the appointment, make sure of the cost and methods of payment.
Access Medical Clearance Forms (pdf) Find Other Medical Exam Locations (pdf)
Obtain a printout of your driving record. You can either print it from the DMV website or visit your local DMV office. Again, this printout must also be dated within the preceding 6 months of the start date of the academy.
Submit a photocopy of the following:
- Current Driver's License
- Current Vehicle Registration
- Current Vehicle Insurance card
- Medical card (if you have one)
For vehicle registration and insurance, submit documents for the vehicle(s) that you will be driving throughout the academy.
When the above steps have been completed, assemble your documents in the following order:
- Application Coversheet
- Peace Officer Selection Requirements Checklist
- Proof of basic reading/writing (college assessment test results, course completion, associate degree, PELLETB with 40+ T-Score)
- Completed Personal History Statement
- DOJ Clearance Letter
- Completed Medical Clearance Form
- DMV Driver's Record print out
- Photocopies of all documents requested in step 6 (above)
Bring your completed package to Ben Clark Training Center and drop it off in the drop box located in Modular Building 14. Your package will then be reviewed by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Your contact now becomes: C. Corp. D. Zermeno at (951) 486-2798.
MVC's Basic Peace Officer Academy is offered in conjunction with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Support for agency-sponsored recruits and recruits who have submitted their packets can be directed to your recruitment assistance contact.
Call (951) 571-6370