Interested in Becoming a Peace Officer?

Students participating in the Police Officers Standards and Training.

Cerro Coso Community College to offer Police Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Academy in Ridgecrest this spring.

If you're interested in starting a career in law enforcement, Cerro Coso's Modular P.O.S.T. Academy is an excellent option.

Cerro Coso's Peace Officer Academy is approved by the California Commission on Peace officer Standards and Training, the academy offers an array of training options to meet the diverse needs of California's law enforcement community.

Classes are held evenings and weekends for your convenience. Take Modules III and II and apply to be a Police Department Reserve Officer. Complete Module I and you will have completed a full police academy and could be eligible to be hired as a full-time officer.

P.O.S.T. Academy includes, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Administration of Justice, Criminal Law, Evidence, Community-Police Relations, Patrol Procedures, Juvenile Procedures, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, First Aid/CPR, Vehicle Operations Domestic Violence, and more!

The P.O.S.T. Academy Modular Level III will begin in January. Spaces are limited. More information available at

To apply, become a Cerro Coso student, register for two courses, and await application packet sent via mail.

For more information contact Academy Director Peter Fulks at

Take flight with Cerro Coso this spring. Endless opportunities await.