Law Enforcement Pre-Academy

Law enforcement student

Intro to Law Enforcement Academy
(LE 310)

The Pre-Academy is a 2-day orientation course designed to help students determine if they are prepared for the Law Enforcement Academy.  Completion of this course is mandatory for students planning on attending the Full-time Law Enforcement Academy.  Students will participate in Academy activities such as class lectures, note taking, written tests, physical fitness exercises, military drill and ceremony, all of which are designed to simulate the daily challenges and requirements recruits must face while attending the Law Enforcement Academy. Students will also participate in a series of self-assessment exercises that will help students assess their individual emotional, mental, and physical readiness prior to entering the Academy. The Pre-Academy is presented in a rigorous and disciplined training environment.

Pre-Academy Family Orientation is scheduled on the first day of Pre-Academy from 8am to 10am in the Academy classroom 5-120 at the Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc Valley Campus.  The Family Orientation is designed to help understand the rigors, demands and challenges that the Academy Recruit will be facing while attending the Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy Coordinator will able to answer all questions about the Law Enforcement Academy. Please contact the Law Enforcement Training office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3284 to reserve a place in the Family Orientation. Seating is limited, so please no children.
Student's attending Pre-Academy will be required to complete the following physical fitness assessment:
  • 1.5 mile run 
  • 25 push ups - (no time limit)
  • 35 sit ups - (in two minutes)
  • 1 unassisted pull up

Students with pre-existing injuries or disabilities should contact the course coordinator or college student services office for advisement. 

Pre-Academy Dates:

  • Full-Time Basic Academy Class #108 - Spring 2015 - Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc, CA
  • Pre-Academy Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday November 9, 2014, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • The POST PELLET B test: Saturday November 15, 2014. 8:30 check-in. The test will be begin promptly at 9:00am in room 5-120, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • Application Enrollment Period: Monday November 10, 2014 to November 24, 2014.


  • Full-time Basic Academy Class #109 - Fall 2015 - Public Safety Training Complex, Lompoc, CA
  • Pre-Academy Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday April 19, 2015, PSTC, Lompoc, CA. 
  • The POST PELLET B test: Saturday, April 25, 2015.  8:30 check-in.  The test will be begin promptly at 9:00am, room 5-120, PSTC, Lompoc, CA.
  • Application Enrollment Period: Monday April 27, 2014 to May 8, 2015.

 If you have questions regarding the pre-academy or the Full-time Basic Academy, contact one of the Academy Coordinators:

Ken George at 805-922-6966 ext. 3861

Ross Ruth at 805-922-6966 ext. 3812

Registration Process 

Students planning on attending LE 310 Intro to Law Enforcement Academy (Pre-Academy) must apply online, and then register for LE 310 Intro to Law Enforcement Academy on myHancock. When registering online, you will be required to pay in full all college registration fees or you will be dropped for non-payment.

Pre-Academy Attendance Instructions 

For attendance instructions and requirements click on Pre-Academy Syllabus PDF and Pre-Academy Attendance Instructions PDF for full details of what is required for successful completion of Pre-Academy.

Pre-Academy and Law Enforcement Academy Preparation

LE 480 Women in Public Safety Careers.

This course is designed to prepare women for successful completion of a Public Safety Basic Academy in Law Enforcement, Fire Technology or Emergency Medical Services. This course will focus on preparation for the physical, academic, emotional and psychological rigors of Academy training.
Improving upper body strength and general physical fitness is one of the main components of the course.  Meeting two evenings a week, students work to increase their strength on weight training equipment and practice obstacle course skills that they will be tested on during academy training.
The semester long course meets on the Santa Maria campus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. and is offered in the spring and fall semester.  Students can apply online and  register online for LE 480 Women in Public Safety Careers. When registering online, you will be required to pay in full all college registration fees.

Additional Information

For additional information on the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy, click on Frequently Asked Questions PDF or contact the Law Enforcement Training office at 805-922-6966 ext. 3284.

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Christine Calvert

Christine Calvert
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Student

"I wanted to get into law enforcement. I chose to put myself through the academy to prepare myself better for employment. Allan Hancock College has made a tremendous difference in my life. It has allowed me to create lifelong friendships. [The instructors] encourage us in a traditional manner that is physically challenging, yet they're very concerned about us being educated."
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