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Public Safety Academy

College of the Desert - Public Safety Academy (COD-PSA) was founded on January 1, 2001. Since September 11, 2001, the demands for public safety and homeland security training have grown significantly. College of the Desert has been a leader in providing such public safety training. Well defined academic programs leading to degrees and/or certificates in Fire Technology, Police Science, Basic Peace Officer Training, Basic Firefighter Training, Emergency Medical Responder, and Emergency Medical Technician are offered on this website.