Detentions / Court Services Academy

As a Deputy Sheriff Detentions/Courts Cadet, you will attend a 16-week training program with the department’s Detentions/Courts Academy. This academy is recognized for offering the most demanding, comprehensive, and extensive Corrections Officer core training in the State of California.

Academy Location

The Detentions/Courts Academy is held at the Miramar Regional Training Facility at Miramar College.


Detentions/Courts Academy Cadets receive the starting salary in effect at the time of hire. You will also receive benefits.


The Detentions/Courts Academy is not a live-in academy and therefore housing is not provided.


The curriculum covers all required Board of Corrections subjects in addition to the following training:

  • Criminal Law
  • Shotgun
  • Chemical Agents
  • Baton
  • Riot Control
  • Cell Extraction
  • Firefighting
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Civil Liability
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Vehicle Operations
  • 832 PC Laws of Arrest and Firearms

Click here to view a sample curriculum and schedule.

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Applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. on
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