Porterville college law enforcement academy

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Welcome to the Porterville College Law Enforcement Academy

About the Academy

PC is the northernmost college in the Kern Community College District, which serves an area of approximately 24,000 square miles in portions of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, and San Bernardino Counties. Currently, PC offers a POST certified modular police academy levels III and II, and academic degrees *(including a transfer degree).

All programs earn students college credits and have the potential to be applied towards a degree.

Students and recruits who complete programs at our academy will be eligible to apply for a variety of law enforcement careers such as a police officer, sheriff deputy, reserve officer, probation or parole officer, and more.

Contact Us

General Email: justice@portervillecollege.edu

Academy Coordinator John Olmos: john.olmos@portervillecollege.edu



Upcoming Dates & Classes

  • Orientation: Academy Orientation will be held on Saturday September 7, 2024, at 0800-1300 hours in Career Education Room 1301.
  • Live Scan Fingerprints and photographs will be taken.
  • Module 3 law enforcement academy begins Oct. 5, 2024.
    • Academy will be held every Sat. & Sun. from 0730 - 1600 hours.
  • Module 2 law enforcement academy begins Jan. 4, 2025.
    • Academy will be held every Sat. & Sun. from 0730 - 1730 hours.

Enroll Now

Step 1: Apply to Porterville College
Step 2: Register for the Academy


For Step 2, register for the course ADMJ P066A or other applicable courses once the courses become available.


Financial aid, GI Bill®, and Promise Grant (free tuition) may be possible.



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What Do I Need? What Is Provided?


  • Personal semi automatic handgun (preferably Glock 17, 31 or other 9mm, 10mm, or .40 cal handgun with a 4-6” barrel).
    Approximate cost $300 - $700 and three ten round magazines are needed.


  • You will be provided with a ballistic vest, leather duty belt, belt keepers, holster for Glock 17, radio holder, magazine pouch, handcuffs with keys, and a handcuff case. You will also receive free access to the electronic learning materials.

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