Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest Certificate Public Safety Total Units: 0.8

Term Effective: Fall 2018

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.

Previous Versions:

Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest - effective Fall 1995


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).

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the role and responsibilities of a peace officer in the State of California;
  2. Describe the role of arrest in the criminal justice system.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest program are:

  • Complete 0.8 units from
    • Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest

Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest - complete 0.75 units
AJ 355Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest Course0.75

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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