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CR hosts testing for Police Academy on Saturday, April 5
By Paul DeMark
Mar 26, 2014 - 1:16:10 PM

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The Law Enforcement Training Center at College of the Redwoods will be testing on April 5 for entrance to the Basic Law Enforcement Academy, scheduled to begin July 7.

The 23-week course ends on Dec. 19, 2014. A physical assessment will begin at 9 a.m. with students expected to perform 20 pushups in one minute, 25 sit-ups in one minute followed by a 1.5 mile run to be completed in 17 minutes or less. The assessment is intended to make sure students are physically prepared to begin the Lifetime Fitness portion of the academy.

The physical assessment will be followed by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB), which is an assessment of reading and writing ability used to test literacy levels necessary to perform the job of a peace officer. Financial Aid and Veteran’s benefits are available to cover costs.

Once the Basic Academy is completed, graduates are eligible to be employed at police and sheriff’s agencies in California.

''We are seeing several of our graduates being hired either during the academy or upon completion,'' said CR Basic Academy Director Ron Waters. ''Job opportunities are definitely on the rise for qualified candidates.''

Those wishing to participate in the testing should call the Basic Academy at 476-4334 to reserve a seat. A practice test is available on the Academy’s website (http://www.redwoods.edu/) and select Police Academy on the Quick Links menu.

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