The Police Academy Module 1 is a certificate of achievement that provides an introduction to the industry of law enforcement, criminal justice and the requirements necessary to complete Peace Officer Standards and Training certifications.
The Rio Hondo Police Academy is a certificate program which is designed to prepare students to become entry-level police officers in local and state law enforcement agencies in California. This training course includes 42 learning domains, which provides instruction in leadership, professionalism and ethics, the criminal justice system, policing in the community, introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, presentation of evidence, the investigative report, writing, vehicle operations, use of force, traffic enforcement, crime scenes, evidence, and forensics, custody arrest methods, First Aid/CPR, firearms, chemical agents, information systems, crims against the justice system, cultural diversity/discrimination and procedural justice. This course also meets the certification requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
We project that approximately 50 students will complete this program each year.
• Creation of a student-centered, respect based learning environment.
• Instruction that teaches students the fundamentals of effective law enforcement
• Preparing the students for moral and ethical challenges through character building and leadership training
• Development of critical decision-making and problem-solving skills in the students to promote law enforcement and community responsibility.
• I am maintaining a training environment consistent with the ethical, mental and physical demands of law enforcement.
specific objectives of the Certificate:
TheRio Hondo BasicAcademy program objectives entail student demonstration of acceptable proficiency in the following POST learning domains and competencies:
LD 01 Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics LD 02 Criminal Justice System
LD 03 Policing in the Community LD 05 Introduction to Criminal Law LD 06 property crimes
LD 07 CrimesAgainst Persons LD 08 General Criminal Statutes LD 09 Crimes Against Children LD 10 SexCrimes
LD 11 JuvenileLaw and Procedure LD 12 Controlled Substances
LO 13ABC Law
LD 15 Laws of Arrest
LD 16 Search and Seizure
LD 17 Presentation of Evidence LD 18Investigative Report Writing LO 19 Vehicle Operations
LO 20 Use of Force
LD 21 PatrolTechniques LD 22 Vehicle Pullovers LO 23 Crimes in Progress LD 23 Crimes in Progress
LD 24 Handling Disputes/Crowd ControlLD 25 Domestic Violence
LO 26 Unusual Occurrences LD 27 Missing Persons
LD 28 Traffic Enforcement
LD 29 Traffic Accident Investigation
LD 30 Crime Scenes, Evidence, and forensics LD 31 Custody
LD 32 Lifetime Fitness LD 33 Arrest and Control LD 34 First Aid and CPR
LD 35 Firearms/Chemical Agents LD 36Information Systems
LD 37 People with Disabilities LD 38Gang Awareness
LD 39 Crimes Against the JusticeSystem LD 40 Weapons Violations
LD 41 Hazardous Materials Awareness LD 42Cultural Diversity/Discrimination LD 43 EmergencyManagement
additional learning Domains:
Radar Operator Training LIDAROperator Training Human Trafficking Mobile Field Operations Active ShooterOverview
Parole and Probation OperationsCounter Terrorism
Risk Management Stress ManagementCivil Liability
POST Certified Cultural diversity training at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) Taser Certification
Bean Bag Certification
Professional Reasoning: Ability to execute the duties and responsibilities of a peace officer based upon principles of ethics, integrity, honesty, courage, self-discipline, determination and teamwork and learning activities as specified the 42 learning domain and training and testing specifications for the basic academy course.
Problem Solving: Proficiency in the problem-solving skills and abilities outlined in the regular Basic Course Learning Objectives by passing tests specified in the basic academy course.
Human Relations/Communication Skills: Proficiency in human relations and communication skills and abilities outlined in the Regular Basic CourseLearning Objectives by passing tests specified in the basic academy course.
Job Knowledge: Acquisition of the knowledge outlined in the POST-Regular Basic Academy Course LearningObjectives by passing the tests specified in the Training and Testing Specification for the Regular Basic Academy Course.
Physical Skills: Proficiency in the physical skills and abilities outlined in the POST-Regular Basic Academy Course Learning Objectives by passing the tests specified in the Training and Testing Specification for the Regular BasicAcademy Course.
Explain how the program is appropriate to the objectives of the community college and how it conforms to statewide master planning:
The Rio Hondo PoliceAcademy program is intended to meet the mission of the Rio Hondo College and the California Community College Chancellor's Officer by:
1. Serving the general community by hosting a police academy, which in turn provides law enforcement agencies in the region and the state with a steady stream of qualified peace officers who can fill existing vacancies in those public safety agencies.
2. Providing students with the technical preparation, expertise and third-party POSTCertification required for employment in California law enforcement agencies.
3. Addressing California economic growth by focusing on the current articulated needs of local, state and regional law enforcement employers are experiencing a shortage of qualified peace officers.
4. Offering students with interest in pursuing a career in the field of law enforcement as a peace officer.
5. The Police Academy program leverages the Rio Hondo Community College District's nationally recognized public safety programs along with academic and industry resources of the District and industry partners to fulfill the role of as a primary provider of candidates in the law enforcement career fields within the State of California.
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In addition to Rio Hondo College admission requirements, prospective students are asked to attend a mandatory Police Academy Information meeting, as well as:
Prospective students attend a mandatory information meeting prior to registering for
Pellet B Testing. The Academy administers the POST Entry-level Law Enforcement Test
Battery (PELLETB). The PELLETB is a timed, 2-1/2 hour written test consisting of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions designed to measure reading and writing ability. The Academy requires a T-score of 42 or higher in order to apply for entry into its Basic Police Academy.
Prospective students will also pass a Physical Agility Test:
a. 99-yard obstacle course
b. 165 Drag 32ft
c. Chain Link Fence Climb 6ft
d. Solid Wall Climb 6ft
e. 500 Yard Sprint
POST regulations prohibit examinees from taking this exam more than one time in any 30-day period from any exam site in the State of California. If a student makes multiple attempts to take this exam within a 30-day period, POST will invalidate the exam.