The Rio Hondo Police Academy is a certificate program which is designed to prepare students to become entry-level police officers in local and state law enforcement agencies in California. This training course includes 42 learning domains, which includes instruction in leadership, professionalism and ethics, the criminal justice system, policing in the community, introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, presentation of evidence, investigative report writing, vehicle operations, use of force, traffic enforcement, crime scenes, evidence, forensics, custody, arrest methods, First Aid/CPR, fire- arms, chemical agents, information systems, crimes against the justice system, cultural diversity/discrimination, and procedural justice. This course also meets the certification requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
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The second certificate is an option available, only to those, who have already completed Modules III and II of the Basic Police Academy.