The Sheriff’s Academy is a twenty-two (22) week training program and is approved by the California Department of Corrections and the California Commission on P.O.S.T. Classes are conducted Monday through Friday and some weekends and holidays. Academy days are generally eight and one-half hours long and may be conducted in shifts. Recruits generally spend additional time outside of class preparing for class and studying for exams. Recruits in the Sheriff’s Academy will participate in classroom and scenario-based training which will include: the interpretation and application of laws, report writing, radio operations, first aid and CPR, defensive tactics, handcuffing and searching techniques, use of the baton, the safe handling, care, and use of firearms, emergency vehicle operations, and Department regulations and laws regarding the use of force and firearms. Throughout the academy program, recruits will also participate in regular physical training. Knowledge, skill and task competence will be assessed. Academy success will be determined through multiple choice, and true/false tests, role playing exercises, performance, physical ability, and work sample tests.
Upcoming EventsMar21Wed20189:00 am Coastline College Career Fair @ Coastline CollegeCoastline College Career Fair @ Coastline CollegeMar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 amJoin the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Recruitment Unit at the Coastline College Career Fair on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. See you there!10:00 am Spring Career Fair @ Cal State BakersfieldSpring Career Fair @ Cal State BakersfieldMar 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pmJoin the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Recruitment Unit at the Spring Career Fair at Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. See you there!Mar22Thu201810:00 am Cal State University Long Beach Car... @ Cal State Long BeachCal State University Long Beach Car... @ Cal State Long BeachMar 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pmJoin the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Recruitment Unit at the Cal State University Long Beach Career Fair on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. See you there!