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Police Officer Standards and Training - Basic Peace Officer Academy

Why Choose Our Academy?

The Delta College Basic Peace Officer Academy mission is to prepare students mentally, morally, emotionally and physically to perform the duties of a peace officer. Rigorous training and testing ensures that each student graduates with demonstrated character, knowledge of the law, problem-solving abilities, human relations, communication and physical skills needed to meet the professional standards of a peace officer. Discipline is an essential component of the Academy program to help students develop the attitudes and behaviors demanded of peace officers by the public that they serve.

The POST Academy is certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) to present a basic course to peace officers and pre-service students who qualify for program admission.



Intensive Academy
  • Full Time Academy
  • 6 Month Program
  • Saturday-Wednesday 7a.m. - 4p.m.
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Extended Academy
  • Part Time Academy
  • 9 Month Program
  • Mon, Tue, Wed 6p.m. - 10p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays 7a.m. - 4p.m.
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See our Frequently Asked Questions here: FAQ's.

What can I do when I graduate?

This course is designed for basic entry-level training for the student preparing for a position as a Reserve Officer, Peace Officer, and Deputy Sheriff’s assigned to patrol.  It is NOT designed for those seeking a career in other facets of the Criminal Justice System such as probation, parole or the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


Who Is Teaching In The POST Basic Peace Officer Academy?

Find Academy forms and information on our link to DOCUSHARE.



For additional information, please contact the
P.O.S.T. Academy Office
San Joaquin Delta College
Holt 134

5151 Pacific Ave.

Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5258



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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151