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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)

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

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 class is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

The next Module II class is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 25, 2018

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.

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

Line Item​ Estimate Cost
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

Line Item Estimate Cost
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)

Line Item Estimate Cost
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 Estimate Cost
Module III $917
Module II $812
Module I (Not offered at COD) $1949

Total Estimated Costs

$3678

Vendor Information

Approved Uniform, Equipment, Ammunition Dealers, and a neighboring Live Scan location

INDIO

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

PALM DESERT

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

K.O. Notary & Live Scan
73730 Hwy 111, Ste. 4
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 250-0929

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
(951) 776-0048