Date: On-going (for upcoming class dates click HERE)
***When checking for upcoming classes make sure to select the following:
- Select correct “TERM”
- Under “SUBJECT” select PAC – Police Academy
- On “COURSE NUMBER” type – 071
Schedule: Typically scheduled for 3 consecutive weeks, Monday thru Friday from 8:00-5:00pm
* Class schedule may vary slightly, please refer to the class schedule online for correct dates and times.
* Out-of-State fees apply to non-sworn agency personnel who have not lived in the State for a full year prior to class.
Materials: Flash drives are provided with course materials.
A laptop is recommended but not required.
Parking: See “Parking Services” web page – click HERE
Location: Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601
** Classroom TBD
Reservations: Email: Debbie Konstantakos to reserve a seat in the class.
NO pre-registration offered. Registration will be on the second day of class.
DO NOT register through Admissions & Records.
***Priority is given to current, Full-time Dispatchers.***
***COVID-19 related information click HERE.
This 120-hour course is designed to satisfy the Public Safety Dispatcher minimum training as required by P.O.S.T. Regulation 1018(d). This course introduces new dispatchers to the basic requirements of their jobs. The Public Safety Dispatch Basic Course introduces the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a law enforcement communications center in a productive and professional manner.
The course also prepares each student for the basic roles, responsibilities, and duties of a public safety dispatcher within the law enforcement agency. The minimum training requirements for the Public safety dispatcher basic course can be found here Commission Procedure D-1.
A certificate of completion is issued upon course completion.
The class is not limited to public safety personnel. It is open to all dispatchers and those seeking a career as a 911 Dispatcher. This course is required to become a Dispatcher, but does not imply or guarantee employment. You must go through the application process with the respective agency. Requirements vary from one agency to another, while most require this course, some do not.
You will receive a certificate upon completion, however, this is NOT the Public Safety Dispatcher Certificate awarded by P.O.S.T. This certificate is issued after you have been hired as a full-time Dispatcher, completed the Dispatcher course, and a 12-month probationary period.
More information on the POST Dispatch class can be found at post.ca.gov/dispatchers
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