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COD's Modular Police Academy is now open for enrollment for the Fall 2013 semester.


Robin Cotton

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COD’s Modular Police Academy is Open for Enrollment

College of the Desert’s (COD) Modular Police Academy is now open for enrollment for the Fall 2013 semester.

Prerequisite requirements include:

·         Students must be at least 18

·         Possess a valid driver’s license and

·         Complete a LiveScan fingerprint check

An orientation session will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in COD’s Public Safety Academy (PSA) Classroom 19. The beginning Module III Class (BPOT 001) starts Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. BPOT 001 meets Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Upon completing Module III students are eligible for hire as Reserve Level III Police Officers. Once Module II has been completed they are eligible for hire as Reserve Level II Police Officers. Students may apply for hire with full time intensive academies such as CHP, LAPD, Sheriff, Border Patrol at any time before, during or after Modules III and II. Modules III and II are excellent preparation classes for any law enforcement or criminal justice related careers such as security, community service, corrections, probation, courts, forensics and more. Students must complete Module I to become eligible for hire as a full-time Peace Officer or Level 1 Reserve Police Officer in California.

Those completing both Module III and II are eligible to receive COD’s newly approved 19-unit Reserve Police officer Certificate of Achievement. With this certificate more financial aid is available and it will appear on student transcripts. Students who complete the certificate may participate in the commencement ceremony and are in higher demand by hiring agencies.

Also, COD’s Police Science Associates Degree (62 units) has been approved for the Fall. All 19 units from Module III and II will be counted toward the degree. Also, with advisor approval, up to 18 additional units from a POST certified Module I course may be counted toward the required units. Otherwise 18 units of specified Administration of Justice (AJ) courses are needed to satisfy the Police Science degree requirements. After that, the remaining units consist of 18 units of general education courses, 2 units of kinesiology courses and 5 units of electives.

More information can be found on COD’s website at, click Academic Programs then Public Safety Academy.

To get started click the big green APPLY NOW button on the COD Home Page.

For more information about public safety programs, please contact COD’s Public Safety Academy Director, Retired CHP Assistant Chief Chris Madigan at or call (760) 568-3083.

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Created at 6/26/2013 3:06 PM by Robin Cotton
Last modified at 9/7/2017 1:01 PM by Michael Harlow