Basic Academy

Each member of the SFPD commits to excellence in law enforcement. Dedicates themselves to serving the people of our City. To being just, transparent, unbiased, and responsive in policing. That commitment begins at the SFPD Regional Training Center Basic Academy. Where our instructors provide all possible assistance to each recruit. This ensures their success in the Academy, Field Training Program, and in their career.

Officer talking to citizen at night
The Academy experience begins with an orientation session. This will happen the week before the start of instruction. Recruits are introduced to the training staff, the facility, and department rules and regulations.
On the first day of class, recruits are expected to be in their uniforms and in a military formation. Recruit training officers will give inspections. Following the inspection, recruits are welcomed by the Chief of Police. As well as the Commanding Officer of the Training Division, Academy Director, and Academy Coordinator.
During the 34 week-long Basic Academy. Recruits will receive instruction covering the following topics:
Military DrillsFirst Aid/Basic Life Support
Stress ManagementPOST Physical Training Program
EthicsPOST Work Sample Test Battery examination
Team Building and Confidence CourseImpact Weapons Use of Force examination
Criminal Justice System, Introduction to Criminal Law, and LeadershipFirearm Proficiency
Physical Training and Defensive TacticsCourt Case and Testimony Proficiency
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) guidelinesCrowd Control
Emergency Vehicle Operations and Control (EVOC)Daily Observation Report Evaluation Program
Report WritingFirst Responders in Weapons of Mass Destruction Hazmat Situations
Simulations and ScenariosBasic Accident Investigation Instruction
Chemical Agent instructionActive Shooter and High Rise Critical Incident Response
Crisis Intervention“7 Habits of Law Enforcement” Leadership Course

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