Law Enforcement Pre-Academy

Law enforcement student


Intro to Law Enforcement Academy
(LE 310)


Academy Assessment Testing


Law Enforcement Training Complex
One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, CA 93446
Important Information
In order to attend the Pre-Academy, you must:
  • Register as a student at Allan Hancock College
  • Sign up for LE310
  • Download and complete the Pre-Academy packet PDF
  • Read this entire page and all links or attachments
  • If you are 18-21, read this first PDF

The Pre-Academy is a 2-day intensive, high-stress orientation course designed to help students determine if they are prepared for the Law Enforcement Academy.  Completion of this course (20 hours) 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 very rigorous and disciplined training environment.

Students attending Pre-Academy should be able to complete the minimum physical fitness assessment:
  • 1.5 mile run (under 15 minutes)
  • 25 push ups - (no time limit)
  • 35 sit ups - (in two minutes)
  • 1 unassisted pull up

The PT Assessment is scored based on your performance.  The faster you run and the more push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups you complete, the higher your score. Your combined PT ranking and PELLETB ranking determines your eligibility ranking into the academy as an independent recruit.

Students should arrive at the pre-academy in top physical condition.  Students should also hydrate (drink at least 8 glasses of water a day) at least 48 hours before the start of the pre-academy.

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

Pre-Academy Dates:    

*** You only take the pre-academy once. 

  • April 6-7, 2019 (Sat-Sun), 7:00 am - 5:30 pm each day.  PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • PT Assessment: April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am
  • POST PELLETB test: April 7 2019 (Sun).  7:00 am (bring photo ID)
  • October 12-13, 2019 (Sat-Sun), 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • PT Assessment: October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am
  • POST PELLETB test: October 13, 2019 (Sun) 7:00 am (bring photo ID)
  • April 4-5, 2020 (Sat-Sun), 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • PT Assessment: April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am
  • POST PELLETB test: April 5, 2020 (Sun) 7:00 am (bring photo ID)
  • October 10-11, 2020 (Sat-Sun), 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • PT Assessment: October 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am
  • POST PELLETB test: October 11, 2020 (Sun) 7:00 am (bring photo ID)
  • April 10-11, 2021 (Sat-Sun), 7:00 am - 5:30 pm, PSTC, Lompoc, CA
  • PT Assessment: April 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am
  • POST PELLETB test: April 11, 2021 (Sun) 7:00 am (bring photo ID)

PELLETB Testing (go to the POST website for pre-test assistance)

PELLETB testing will be conducted at the Lompoc PSTC.  It will be conducted the second morning of the Pre-Academy. Check-in is at 7:00 am sharp and the doors to the classroom will be locked at 7:00 am (no exceptions).  Must bring a valid driver's license.

Additional PELLETB testing date may be scheduled as needed.

PELLETB test dates: (Call to reserve a seat. If you are registered as a student in LE310, you automatically have a reserved spot.)

  • see above

PT Assessment test dates:  (Call to reserve a seat. If you are registered as a student in LE310, you automatically have a reserved spot.)

  • see above

If you have questions regarding the pre-academy or the Full-time Basic Academy, contact one of the Academy Coordinators.  Please read the information provided on the web site, review the application process and read the Frequently Asked Questions page before calling one of the coordinators:

Ken George at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3861

Alison Martinez at 1-805-922-6966 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 (MANDATORY READ) 

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. All attendees should be prepared and read the following packet. (partial recruit manual) PDF

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 Lompoc 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 1-805-735-3366 ext. 3284.

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