News Release


Cerro Coso Offering Basic Peace Officer Academy This Fall

July 26, 2012

Ridgecrest, California – Cerro Coso Community College is offering a Basic Peace Officers Level Academy Module III this fall in Ridgecrest for those interested in dedicating community service time working as part-time volunteers with law enforcement agencies.

ADMJ C-142 provides basic instruction designed to prepare participants for the performance of limited peace officer duties. The curriculum is established through the requirements set by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), which include: Introduction to law enforcement, administration of justice, criminal law, evidence, community-police relations, patrol procedures, juvenile procedures, defensive tactics, firearms, First Aide/CPR, vehicle operations, domestic violence, and related topics.

Interested individuals must successfully pass a fingerprint check through the California Department of Justice and meet the entry requirements established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for this course.

Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants are required to provide their own firearm, ammunition, uniform, handcuffs, etc.

For more information on the Basic Peace Officer Academy contact Interim Public Safety Director, Stephan Rogers, at (760) 384-6304.


Natalie Dorrell, Public Information (760) 384-6260