Law Enforcement Pre-Academy
Intro to Law Enforcement Academy
The Pre-Academy is a 2-day orientation course designed to help students determine
if they are prepared for the Law Enforcement Academy. This course is mandatory for
students planning on attending the Full-time Law Enforcement Academy and must complete
it in full. 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.
Prior to attending the Pre-Academy, print out and review the Pre-Academy syllabus
and attendance instructions.
Pre-Academy Family Orientation is scheduled on the first day of Pre-Academy from 8am
to 10am in the Academy classroom Q-15. Only one family member is permitted to attend
due to space limitations, and are strongly encouraged to attend. 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.
Students with pre-existing injuries or disabilities should contact the course coordinator
or college student services office for advisement.
LE 310 Intro to Law Enforcement Academy (Pre-Academy) is not repeatable.
You should be able to complete the following physical fitness requirements in the
first week of the academy:
- 1.5 mile run - (between 12-13 minutes)
- 25 push ups - (no time limit)
- 35 sit ups - (in two minutes)
- 1 unassisted pull up
- Full-time Basic Academy Class 105 - Fall 2013
- Pre-Academy Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 and Sunday, June 2, 2013 (CRN 10172). POST
Pellet B test is on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 9:00am.
- Full-time Basic Academy Class 106 - Spring 2013
- Pre-Academy Date: Saturday, November 9 , 2013 and Sunday, November 10, 2013 (CRN to be
announced). POST Pellet B test is on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 9:00am.
Prospective students can apply online before registering for Spring 2013 LE 310 - Intro to LE Academy. Returning students
may register online 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.
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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