The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
This single-course Skills Certificate is an introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure and basic law enforcement principles and practices. It fulfills the arrest component of the training mandated by California Penal Code Section 832 (PC 832) for employment as a peace officer. The course is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and the State Standards and Training for Corrections Program (STC).
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Describe the role and responsibilities of a peace officer in the State of California;
- Describe the role of arrest in the criminal justice system.