College of San Mateo hosts the Basic Police Academy twice a year. This is primarily training for the new hires in San Mateo County and other local law enforcement agencies; however there are sometimes spaces available for self-sponsored individuals who wish to acquire their Basic Certificate on their own.
The Police Academy meets Monday-Friday (eight hours/day, five days/week) for 20+ weeks.
For more information regarding upcoming academy schedules and space availability, please contact South Bay at
(408) 270-6458, or visit their web site at theacademy.ca.gov.