The San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute (SDRPSTI) is part of the Public Safety program at Miramar College. This program follows the guidelines of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and serves law enforcement agencies throughout San Diego County and beyond. The regional academy provides recruits with the skills, practical training, and discipline to prepare them for a long and rewarding career in law enforcement.
Recruits/students attend the academy Monday through Friday, eight hours a day, for 25 weeks. Students attend classroom lectures and participate in technical skills training throughout this period. The Recruits/Students also must participate in concentrated and intense physical conditioning classes. Students must successfully pass POST examinations during the training to continue and successfully complete the academy program. Upon graduation, recruits receive a completion certificate from the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute at Miramar College.
After a graduate has completed one year of satisfactory service with a law enforcement agency, their employing agency may apply for the employee's Basic POST Certificate from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training.