Police Academy

Welcome to the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute at Miramar College

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 must also 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.


Upcoming Academy Dates




Dates of Instruction

Application Period

122nd Academy


12/09/19 - 05/26/20


123rd Academy


03/09/20 - 08/20/20


124th Academy


06/08/20 - 11/19/20


125th Academy


09/08/20 - 02/25/21


126th Academy


12/07/20 - 05/24/21


Dates are subject to change


Applications will only be accepted during the specified application period dates.

*The San Diego Community College District is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and the larger community.  Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the recruitment of our academy is suspended until further notice.  Please continue to check this webpage for updates.  Thank you.

To receive updates on upcoming academies, please submit an Interest Form.


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