CORE Custody Academy
CORE Custody Academy
Public Safety Training Complex
One Hancock Drive, Lompoc, CA 93436
The Allan Hancock College Core Custody Academy is designed to satisfy State of California
Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) requirements for students wanting to
be hired as a custody officer by a law enforcement agency or currently employed as
The Core Custody Academy is an intensive college course with para-military discipline.
Students attending the academy will be academically and physically challenged, faced
with solving complex problems in a stressful, disciplined and structured environment.
Recruits receive basic training in many phases of custody and care of prisoners.
Our primary goal at the Academy is to prepare you to be a fully capable and employable
as a corrections officer in a county or city jail facility. To accomplish this, you
will need to understand what it takes to be a corrections officer, and the dedication
required to complete Academy training. This information packet will provide you with
information on Academy expectations, admissions procedures, and general standards
Our staff is available to assist with questions you may have regarding the training
and admission requirements. We hope you will see the advantages of starting your career
in corrections at Allan Hancock College Core Custody Academy, your first step to success.
To prepare students mentally, morally, emotionally and physically for a career as
a custody deputy or officer.
- Provide the highest quality training possible.
- Provide a learning environment with consideration for safety.
- Maintain a well-disciplined academic environment, resulting in highly disciplined
- Provide a learning environment that is free from discrimination based on religion,
race, sex, national origin or sexual orientation.
All graduating students will be able to meet or exceed the professional standards
of the State of California Standards and Training for Corrections (STC). Students
will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities
of a custody officer based upon principles of ethics, integrity, honesty, courage,
self-discipline, determination, teamwork, compassion, and the Law Enforcement Code
Basic Academy Dates
Fall 2017 dates: September 11 - October 19
Academy Application Process for Independent Recruits and Co-Sponsored Recruits
If your application packet is approved, you will be notified and given a log-on password
to allow you to register for the Law Enforcement Academy on myHancock. When registering online, you will be required to pay in full all college registration
fees and CORE Academy course fees (approximately $721.50). Additional costs: $30.54
(Equipment use fee) and $300.-500.00 (uniforms).
Independent and Co-Sponsored (paid by student or shared cost by recruit and agency)
Academy Application Process for Sponsored
Agencies must complete the applicable application packet:
For additional information on admission requirements, academy expectations, program
costs and pre-academy orientation, click on Frequently Asked Questions PDF.
Any questions regarding the Law Enforcement Academy application process should be directed to:
Law Enforcement Training Office
Phone: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3802
Any questions about the academy in general should be directed to one of the coordinators:
Neal Lemaire at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 6817
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Basic Law Enforcement Academy Student
"The most valuable thing I've learned in Law Enforcement is going to be integrity. You find yourself, you take responsibility for your mistakes you learn from them, you gain knowledge from them, and you become a better person. My whole mindset is different now, I go out there and I walk a little different. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life. I know I'm accomplishing something that I can feel good about."
See us in action
Video: Basic Law Enforcement Academy recruits David, Christine, and graduate Lt. Shari
Kesler highly recommend AHC's academy.