COVID 19 Information - Important


We take the health and safety of our students seriously and while we are putting on the academies during this time because it is deemed essential training, we will be following CDC, State and Local guidelines related to the pandemic.  Until updated guidelines are given, we will be taking the temperature of each student prior to their admittance onto campus each day, masks will be worn at all time and all academy classes will be broken into squads of no more than 10 people to ensure social distancing.  Thank you for your patience and willingness to be flexible during these trying times.  If you have any questions, please contact us at the contact information below.

The Victor Valley College Modular Law Enforcement Academy is one of the finest law enforcement modular training programs in the State of California and is put on at a state of the art facility.

The PC 832 courses and Modular Law Enforcement Academies are intensive courses, best described as college courses with strict para-military discipline.  Students attending the academy will be academically and physically challenged, faced with solving complex problems in a highly stressful, disciplined and structured environment.  Recruits receive rigorous and challenging training in all phases of law enforcement.  Prior to graduation, the successful recruit will demonstrate proficiency in:

Human Relations, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Job Knowledge, Professional Reasoning, Physical Fitness, Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Arrest and Control Skills, Scenario Skills, and Report Writing.

The standards and values of the Law Enforcement Academy are high and very demanding.  Those who are willing and capable of meeting the standards in academics, leadership ability, tactical skills, general performance, and physical ability will be certified to continue into the various fields they are pursuing or to move on to the next level in the program.

Our Mission at the Regional Public Safety Training Center:

To prepare students mentally, morally, emotionally and physically to enter and successfully complete a law enforcement agencies Field Training Program.  The Modular Law Enforcement Academy will:

Provide the highest quality training possible

Provide a learning environment with considerations for safety

Maintain a well disciplined environment, resulting in highly disciplined graduates

Provide a learning environment which is free from discrimination based on religion, race, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.


There is no longer a co-requisite of CJ 76 or CJ 77.  The Academy orientation will be handled in the first week of the academy.


Be aware CJ 80 and CJ 81 have SATURDAY classes that MUST be attended.  You cannot miss any hours of required content - therefore you have been notified in advance there are SATURDAY classes.


Academy Application Process for Recruits

  1. For the PC 832 courses (CJ 30 and CJ 58), you must download and complete the application packet for the specific 832 course you are attending. (SEE FORMS HEADING BELOW).
  2. For the Module III and Module II Academies (CJ 80 and CJ 81) you must download and complete the application packet for the specific academy course you are attending (See Forms Heading Below)
  3. Complete Live Scan and DOJ Clearance (instructions provided in Application Packet)

 For Module III, Module II and PC 832 Laws of Arrest

  1. See a licensed physician and complete the Medical Clearance Forms (in Application Packet)

For Module III, Module II and PC 832 Laws of Arrest

  1. Bring your entire application packet the first night of class at the RPSTC, 19190 Navajo Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92307.

Register as a VVC student and register for the appropriate session (ie Spring 2021)

  1. Purchase your uniforms and equipment - details for uniforms are outlined in the Academy Application Packet or at the LINK below this paragraph. There is a student materials fee for these courses, which will cover the cost of your ammunition and your uniform patches.  Contact Coordinator Snow or Director Padgett at or to obtain your patches PRIOR to the start of the academy.  Arrangments will be made for you to pick them up from the training center.

Uniforms are only for the Module III and Module II academies - They are NOT needed for the PC 832 courses.

Uniform Specifications and Purchasing Information

The Uniforms for Level III and Level II are the SAME uniform.  Once the new uniforms are purchased, you WILL NOT need to purchase a new set of uniforms for Level II. Details are in the Application Packets.


A Valid CCW DOES NOT take the place of the DOJ Live Scan Clearance Letter - You still need to complete the DOJ Live Scan.


If you have attended MODULE III at Victor Valley College within one year of Module II, you do not need to complete a new medical screening, DOJ Livescan, or Personal History Statement.  You do need to complete the other forms. 


Application Packet - Module III

Application Packet - Module II

Application Packet - PC 832 Firearms

Application Packet - PC 832: Laws of Arrest

If you have any questions regarding the 832 Courses or Modular Academy, please contact the academy coordinator or academy director listed below:

James Snow - Academy Coordinator

760-245-4271 ext. 2359 or

Rand Padgett - Academy Director

760-245-4271 ext. 2710 or or CELL: 559-908-1498



Regular Basic Course - Modular Format

The Regular Basic Course - Modular format consists of three modules, one for each level of reserve peace officer. This document is intended to provide an overview of the prerequisites, testing requirements, content and minimum hourly requirements for each module. Refer to Commission Procedure D-1-3(e) for additional information. 


Module II

Successful completion of Module III* Current (within the last 3 years) in PC 832 Arrest and Firearms training requirements. Training must be current in conformance with the requirements of Regulation 1080 Passage of the POST-constructed Comprehensive Module III End-of-Course Proficiency Test within the preceding 12 months

* Individuals who have completed previous versions of the Level III and/or Level II Modules may enter the current Modules II and or I, as applicable.

Module I

Successful completion of Modules III and II Current (within the last 3 years) in PC 832 Arrest and Firearms training requirements. Training must be current in conformance with the requirements of Regulation 1080 Passage of the POST-constructed Comprehensive Module II End-of-Course Proficiency Test within the preceding 12 months

Testing Requirements

Module III

  • POST-Constructed Knowledge Tests
  • Learning Domains 2, 5, 31, 34, and 36
  • POST-Constructed Comprehensive Module III Test (Assesses LDs 5, 15, 16, 20, and 39)
  • Exercise Tests (as required)

Module II

  • POST-Constructed Knowledge Tests
  • Learning Domains 3, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 20 and 39
  • POST-Constructed Comprehensive Module II Test (Assesses LDs 5, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 20, and 39)
  • Exercise Tests (as required)

Module I

  • POST-Constructed Knowledge Tests
  • Learning Domains 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 25, 26, 28, 37, 40, and 43
  • POST-Constructed Comprehensive Module I Test (Assesses LDs 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 37, 39, 40, and 43)
  • Exercise Tests (as required)
  • Scenario Tests

PC 832 Course

  • The PC 832 Arrest and Firearms Course (PC 832 Course) is the minimum training standard for California peace officers as specified in  Commission Regulation 1005


The Arrest and Firearms (PC 832) course consists of two components, which total a minimum of 64 hours. The Arrest component has a 40-hour requirement, and the Firearms component has a 24-hour requirement. These components are divided into 14 individual topics, called Learning Domains. The Learning Domains contain the minimum required foundational information for given subjects. The training and testing specifications for a particular domain may also include information on required instructional activities and testing requirements. The specific learning domains are identified in the PC 832 training specifications.


The Arrest component includes a 100-question, multiple-choice written examination and several skill examinations on Arrest and Control Techniques. The Firearms component includes a firearms range qualification examination. All tests are graded pass/fail, with one retest opportunity per examination. If a retest is failed, the corresponding component of the PC 832 Course must be repeated in its entirety.