• Class Description

    Students will have the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting activities designed to enhance their learning. Activities include field trips, career exhibitions, leadership opportunities, mentoring, ride alongs, and academy competitions. Students will complete physical training at the RTC facility in the Alameda County Sheriff’s campus and have the opportunity to complete the confidence course just like a cadet! Each student will be assigned a law enforcement professional mentor to help them develop their professional skills.

    Students will learn the historical development, philosophy of law, and constitutional provisions of administrative justice. Students will explore the ethical, legal, and moral complexities of law enforcement in a democracy; they will examine the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system. Students will write investigative reports with an emphasis on accuracy and details necessary, including, arrest reports, incident reports, and miscellaneous field reports.

    Volunteer hours are a required component of this course. Academy cadets will have the opportunity to wear a law enforcement uniform (uniforms required) and show commitment to the principles of public service through volunteerism.

    Additional Requirements: Uniforms Required; A multi-step application process is required to be considered for the program, including a spring orientation that must be attended by the student and parent(s).

  • Class Logistics

    Campus:

    Las Positas College (3x per week)

    Alameda County Sheriff's Training Center in Dublin (2x per week)

    Course Length: 1 Year / 2 Periods

    High School Credits: 20

    Potential College Credits: 16

    Fulfills a-g: "g"

    Certificate Earned: CPR Certification

  • For Students Interested In

    ... gaining a deeper knowledge of the criminal justice system through physical training, mentorship, and public service.

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