College of San Mateo is one of four Basic Police Academy locations for the South Bay Regional Training Center.
This is an intensive, standard format of the Regular Basic Course, primarily for 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 a 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.