College of the Redwoods will be testing for entrance into their Basic Law Enforcement Academy April 5th.
It’s a twenty-three week course, which begins July 7th and runs through December 19th of 2014. A physical assessment will begin in the morning. All prospective cadets will be expected to perform twenty push-ups in one minute, twenty-five sit-ups in one minute and run 1.5 miles in seventeen minutes. A written test will follow which will assess reading and writing levels. Financial aid and veteran’s benefits are available to cover costs.
Once the Basic Academy is completed, graduates are eligible to be employed by police or sheriff’s agencies in California.
For more information on classes or to sign up to participate, go to: www.redwoods.edu/or call: 707-476-4334.