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Justice Training Center - The Academy

Published on: 3/28/2018 1:18 PM
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The Justice Training Center academy campus.


Mission Statement
The Santa Clara County Justice Training Center strives to enhance the law enforcement profession by implementing an innovative and progressive approach to the development of Peace Officers in our Basic and Corrections Academy.
 
 
Overview
The Justice Training Center (also known as The Academy) was created in May 2006 to train recruits to be Peace Officers in the State of California.  The Academy is divided into two separate academies on one campus: The Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Academy and the Standards and Training for Corrections (S.T.C) Adult Corrections Core Academy.  The Academy only allows agency sponsored recruits and is run and operated by Sworn Peace Officers.  The Academy is certified by the California P.O.S.T and S.T.C.
 
Both the Basic Academy and the Adult Corrections Core Academy strive to provide the best and most up-to-date training for recruits.  The Academy prides itself not only on teaching the most current curriculum but on teaching recruits life skills they can apply to their professional and personal lives.  Often, life long bonds are created during the academy among the recruits that are never broken.


 
The academy class showing support for the community during the Heroes Run 2016. 

 

P.O.S.T. Basic Academy

The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy is a rigorous 26-week long academy that  trains recruits to become Sworn Peace Officers in the State of California.  Recruits are instructed and tested on many different topics including laws of arrest, firearms, defensive tactics, physical fitness, and emergency vehicle operations.  Most of the day-to-day training happens at The Academy; however, other locations like the Sheriff's Office Richey Training Center and the Sheriff's Office Range are utilized for specific types of training.
 
The P.O.S.T. Basic Academy is staffed by Recruit Training Officers (RTO's) that are Sworn Peace Officers who act as supervisors and mentors to the recruits.  The job of the RTO's is to provide supervision, mentor, and coach the recruits on their role as a Peace Officer in the community.  The RTO's make sure recruits are successful not only in the classroom, but in all aspects of their training.  The day to day operations of the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy are monitored by an Academy Coordinator, who is a Sergeant that overseas the RTO's and the recruits.  The Academy Coordinator reports to the Academy Director, who is a Lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office.  The Academy Director oversees both the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy and the S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy.


 
The practice walls on the academy campus.

 
S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy
The S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy is a 12 to 14-week academy that trains recruits to be Correctional Peace Officers in the State of California.  Recruits are instructed and tested in many different topics including but not limited to laws of arrest, jail operations, defensive tactics, and firearms.  Just like in the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy, most of the training occurs at The Academy; however, other locations like Main Jail Complex and Elmwood Correctional Facility are utilized to perform specialized training as well.  In addition to the S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core curriculum, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Correctional Deputies obtain P.O.S.T. Certificates in PC 832 Laws of Arrest and Firearms Familiarization to become Correctional Peace Officers in the State of California.
 
The S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy is staffed similar to the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy with RTO's from the Sheriff's Office Custody Division who provide the recruits with supervision and mentoring.  The job of the RTO's is to provide supervision, mentor, and coach the recruits on their role as a Correctional Peace Officer in the community.  The RTO's make sure recruits are successful not only in the classroom, but in all aspects of their training.  The day to day operations of the S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy is monitored by an Academy Coordinator, who is a Correctional Sergeant that overseas the RTO's and recruits.  The Academy Coordinator reports to the Academy Director similar to the P.O.S.T. Basic Academy.


 
The academy class in formation for the final inspection​.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING ACADEMY DATES:
  
S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy ACA#15 - 11/7/2017 to 2/22/2018
 
S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy ACA#16 - 3/13/2018 to 6/14/2018
 
S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy ACA#17 - 8/14/2018 to 11/29/2018
 
S.T.C. Adult Corrections Core Academy ACA#18 - 12/18/2018 to 4/4/2019
 
 
P.O.S.T. Basic Academy SCC#23 - 12/5/2017 to 7/12/2018

P.O.S.T. Basic Academy SCC#24 - 7/31/2018 to 3/7/2019
 
P.O.S.T. Basic Academy SCC#25 - 4/23/2019 to 11/14/2019
 
 
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