Basic Academy Class 219 | 01/23/2024 - 07/18/2024


(Basic Peace Officer Training Academy)

Course Hours: 981     Days / Times: Tuesday-Friday 0600-1800     POST PLAN IV     Course # 2200-XXXXX     MVC#: ADJ-B1B     College Credits: 40

The Basic Peace Officer Training Academy is a 981-hour (approximately 6 months) course designed to meet the minimum requirements of a peace officer as established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

The Basic Peace Officer Training Academy is a high discipline/high stress-oriented program with an emphasis on professionalism/ethics & leadership, Lifetime Fitness, firearms training, emergency vehicle operations, arrest methods/defensive tactics, investigative report writing, community relations, cultural diversity, and chemical agents training. In addition, there will be inspections, drill training (formation, facing movements, marching, etc.), and physical exercises (running, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc.). Recruits will attend the Academy in full uniform.

There are four comprehensive knowledge-based examinations administered throughout the course which require a recruit to receive a passing score in order to successfully complete the Basic Academy. Students must also successfully pass 13 scenario training, physical training, defensive tactics, report writing, and firearms testing in order to graduate from the academy.

The academy classes contain both agency-sponsored and self-sponsored students. Self-sponsored students enter the academy at their own expense. Agency-sponsored students are hired by a law enforcement agency prior to entering the academy

PREREQUISITE: Must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency or meet the criteria established by the Moreno Valley College and POST.

CERTIFICATION: Certificate expires in 3 years unless kept active by being employed as a peace officer with active powers.

A department Verification Letter and copy of the recruit’s DOJ Clearance Letter must be received prior to the start of the academy.  The Verification Letter must include: Background investigation, comprehensive medical examination, psychological evaluation, valid driver’s license, and approved driving record with the CA DMV.  The Verification Letter must also state that a DOJ fingerprint submission to DOJ via Live Scan showed no felonious criminal history, and his Peace Officer Firearms Eligibility Approval Notification has been received. Lastly, please state that your recruit has passed a P.O.S.T PELLET-B exam or your department’s equivalency entry exam.

NOTE: Once your documents have been received and processed, you will be contacted and provided with further instructions.


COST BREAKDOWN: The $412 Academy Materials Fee for the Learning Domain workbooks, Defensive Tactics Manual, range materials, scenario training manual is due prior to the class start date. Additionally, agencies that are not POST reimbursable are subject to a $1,500 EVOC fee. The total amount of $1,912 is to be paid via check, money order or credit card. Please be sure to reference your invoice number. 

If you would like to pay by credit card, please visit the link to pay:Form Center • Riverside County Sheriff, CA • CivicEngage (

Check or Money Order payable to:
Riverside County Sheriff
Attn: BCTC Course Fees
16791 Davis Ave., Riverside, CA. 92518

The $1,840 Moreno Valley College fee (resident tuition & student health fee) is paid directly to Moreno Valley College. The college will invoice the agency upon enrollment in the class (first week). The forementioned fees are in addition to the cost of uniforms, equipment, gear bags, firearms, ammunition, and EVOC fees. Please contact MVC for non-resident fees. 


LODGING: Reservations for lodging must be arranged by the student or their agencies. Low cost, dormitory style lodging is available on site. For information on lodging, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ON-SITE DELIVERY MEAL PROGRAM: If interested, please contact Caitlin Alaniz at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben Clark Training Center
16791 Davis Avenue
Riverside, CA 92518

Tuition is due 10 days prior to start of class. If payment is not received, you will be dropped from the class. 

Event Properties

Event Date 01-23-2024 6:00 am
Event End Date 07-18-2024 6:00 pm
Capacity See course description.
Cut off date 01-23-2024
Individual Price $412.00
Location Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center

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