Law Enforcement Academy

As a Deputy Sheriff Law Enforcement Cadet, you will attend an intensive training program, that will last approximately 25-weeks with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy; tuition and other fees are paid by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.


Law Enforcement Academy classes are typically held Monday through Friday, 0700 to 1530. Classes may require some nights and weekends.

Academy Location

The San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Academy is located at the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute (SDRPSTI) on the campus of Miramar College.


As a Law Enforcement Academy Cadet you will receive the starting salary in effect at that time. You will also receive benefits.


The Law Enforcement Academy is not a live-in academy and therefore housing is not provided.


Students attend classroom lectures and participate in technical skills training including:

  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Policing in the Community
  • Victimology / Crisis Intervention
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Crimes
  • Crimes Against Persons
  • Crimes Against Children
  • Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Law & Procedure
  • Controlled Substances
  • Alcohol Laws
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Search & Seizure
  • Evidence
  • Report Writing
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Use of Force
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Crimes in Progress
  • Crowd Control
  • Domestic Violence
  • Missing Persons
  • Crime Scenes & Forensics
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Collision Investigation
  • Custody
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Arrest Methods / Defensive Tactics
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Firearms / Chemical Agents
  • Information Systems
  • People with Disabilities
  • Gang Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Emergency Management

Click here to view a sample curriculum and schedule.

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July 1 Monday
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