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PSA Course Begins Jan. 25


COD's Modular Police Academy will soon be open for enrollment, classes begin Jan. 25. 


Robin Cotton

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COD’s Modular Police Academy to Open Soon for Spring 2014 Enrollment

College of the Desert’s (COD) Modular Police Academy will soon be open for enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester.
Prerequisite requirements include:
·         Students must be at least 18 years old
·         Possess a valid driver’s license and
·         Complete a LiveScan fingerprint check

Two information sessions will be held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6 p.m. and again on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6 p.m., in COD’s Public Safety Academy (PSA) Classroom 19. New students will need to enroll first by visiting the college’s website at, click on Getting Started. Once you have completed steps 1 to 4, view the priority registration dates on the Admissions and Records page under Register. The beginning Module III Class (BPOT 001) begins Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8 a.m. BPOT 001 meets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10 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, or 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 I 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 are in higher demand by hiring agencies.

Additionally, all 19 units earned from completing both Module III and II can be counted towards COD’s new Police Science Associates Degree (62 units).  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 begin the new student application process Go to the COD website Homepage and click the big green Getting Started button today!

For more information about public safety programs, please contact COD’s Public Safety Academy at 760.674.3765, or 760.568.3083, or send an email to


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Created at 12/17/2013 11:01 AM by Robin Cotton
Last modified at 9/7/2017 1:00 PM by Michael Harlow