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Reserve Police Officer Training

Program Overview

At the College of the Desert Public Safety Academy (COD-PSA) you can complete the POST Certified Training which is required to become a Reserve Police Officer. The two classes now available in our Module Training Program are as follows:

  1. BPOT-001 / Basic Peace Officer Training -- Module III (Reserve Level-III)
  2. BPOT-002 / Basic Peace Officer Training -- Module II  (Reserve Level-II)

Note: COD does not offer a Module-I course. The Module I course is required to establish eligibility for hire as a Reserve Level I or Full-Time Peace Officer in California. The closest available Module-I course currently being offered is through the Riverside Sheriff's Department at the Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside. A link to their website is provided: http://www.clarktraining.org/catalog/modular.asp

 

Information Session Dates

The next Module III information date is listed below: Spring/2015
 

Module III: January 6, 2015, (6pm PSA Classroom 19).

  
The next Module III class is scheduled to begin on January 24, 2015 and end on May 9, 2015.
 
The next Module II class is scheduled to begin on January 3, 2015 and end on April 20, 2015.
 

Note: Students unable to attend the posted information session date should contact the Public Safety Academy staff in person or by phone prior to the first day of class. (760) 674-3765 or (760) 568-3083

 

Physical Fitness Requirements

Law Enforcement is a physically demanding career, and training must prepare candidates for these challenges. Candidates must report to training in good physical condition with no medical problems which would prohibit them from engaging in rigorous physical activity. As a minimum guideline before enrolling in the Basic Peace Officer Training Program, candidates should be able to perform the following:

  • 1.5 mile run in under 18 minutes
  • 15 push-ups in one minute
  • 24 sit-ups in one minute

Physical Fitness Recommendations 

Although some fitness training is incorporated into the first two Modules of Basic Peace Officer Training, it is strongly recommended that perspective students consider concurrent  enrollment in available physical education classes offered at COD. (i.e. PE-041 Core Conditioning)

Physical Agility Tests

Students planning on participating in the Module-I course should be prepared to meet the following minimum physical agility requirements:

  • 99 Yard Obstacle Course: Candidates run a 99 yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb height obstacles, and a 34 inch high obstacle that must be vaulted.
  • Body Drag: Candidates must drag a 165 pound dummy the distance of 32 feet.
  • Chain Link Fence: Candidates run 5 yards to a 6-foot chain link fence, climb over the fence, continue running another 25 yards.
  • Solid Fence Climb: Candidates run 5 yards to a 6-foot solid fence, climb over the fence, and continue running another 25 yards.
  • 500 Yard Run: Candidates must run 500 yards (equivalent to 1 lap plus 60 yards of a standard running track).

Physical Agility Test scoring procedure will be explained in class.

For registration questions or issues, contact Admssions & Records at (760) 773-2516.

 

Total Estimated Costs to Attend the Academy

The cost information below is only an estimate. Your costs will likely not be exactly the same.

 

 Module III

 Tuition / Registration Fees (7 Units)

 $322

 Parking Pass

 $20

 DOJ Fingerprint Check (Live Scan)

 $85

 Uniform and Equipment

 $300

 Ammunition

 $150

 Misc. Items

 $40

Total Estimated Costs

$917

 

 Module II

 Tuition / Registration Fees (12 Units)

 $552

 Parking Pass

 $20

 Uniform and Equipment

 $25

 Ammunition

 $150

 Misc. Items

 $65

Total Estimated Costs

 $812

 

 Module I (Not offered at COD)

 Tuition / Registration Fees (16.5 Units)

 $759

 Parking Pass

 $20

 Emergency Vehicle Operations Course

 $950

 Ammunition

 $150

 Misc. Items

 $70

Total Estimated Costs

$1949

 

 

 Total Estimates

 Module III

$917

 Module II

$812

 Module I (Not offered at COD)

$1949

Total Estimated Costs

$3678

 

Students must provide their own approved semi-automatic handgun for training. This is not covered in the above costs.

 

Approved Uniform, Equipment, and Ammunition Dealers

 

 


PALM SPRINGS:
Guys and Gals Uniforms
1105 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 325-7806​
 
 
RIVERSIDE:
P&P Uniforms
 18360 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92508
Phone: (951) 776-0048

 

PALM DESERT:
                                          2nd Amendment Sports (Ammo Only)                                               
38698 El Viento Rd
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 200-4867​

INDIO:
Yellow Mart (No Uniforms)
82740 Miles Ave
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 347-1107 ​