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Never before has there been a greater demand for well-trained and educated professionals in the law enforcement and correctional fields. 

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Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Since 1966, College of the Redwoods has proudly offered our Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA), also known as the Police Academy. We have produced more than 3,738 peace officers. Today, the Academy is presented in a modular format and is offered in spring and again in fall.

The BLEA is an intensive program that meets 40-50 hours per week, five (and occasionally more) days per week.

 Students interested in the BLEA must pass

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Police Science

The Basic Law Enforcement Academy is just the beginning!

For those wishing to pursue their studies above and beyond the basics of law enforcement we offer two degree tracks. After completing the BLEA, you can use those units towards an Associate of Science, Police Science degree, which will make you more employable in those agencies that require a college degree and, once hired, will help you move into higher paying jobs faster.

If you want to continue your studies, you can complete an Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer, which prepares you to transfer to a CSU as a junior.

Start here and transfer to a CSU

The Associate of Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree ensures that you will be able to transfer the sixty units earned to any CSU campus which offers a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in criminal justice. 


Projected California Employment Statistics


Police Officer


Job Growth (2014-2024)


Job Openings (2014-2024)

68,700  73,700





Job Growth (2014-2024)


Job Openings (2014-2024)

7,000 7,000


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