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FirefighterWriting Your Success Story

Nearly every job interview starts with virtually the same question: "What have you done to prepare yourself for this job or profession?"

So, here's where you can start your own success story by getting involved with a local community college that has a public safety program!

What will your success story be? Start near - go far! It's really up to you!


U.S. Flag The road to your 9-1-1 career!

Our mission is to prepare prospective students academically for a career in Public Safety!

There are community college programs located throughout the state which have either academy programs, degree programs and certificate programs to help you in your career choices. Information on the application procedures, testing requirements, including samples, will be available soon. Links to most law enforcement agencies or correctional agencies will also be posted.

Wherever you are in California, there's bound to be a local community college with similar programs.

To find out if there are programs available in your area, please click here.


California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE)

CAAJE logo CAAJE gets results. As a member you will be brought together with other professionals in your field where you may share experiences, expertise, proven instructional techniques, materials and media. New ideas are available from publishers, attorneys, full and part time educators, criminal justice agency representatives and many other colleges in related professional fields.

CAAJE has a voice on the following advisory committees:

  1. POST, Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training for the State of California
  2. CDCR, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  3. Community College State Chancellor's Public Safety Advisory Committee

CAAJE Links:

CAAJE Bylaws
Legal Updates


The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

POST logo The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) was established by the Legislature in 1959 to set minimum selection and training standards for California law enforcement. The POST organization, with more than 130 staff members, functions under the direction of an Executive Director appointed by the Commission.

POST funding comes from the Peace Officers' Training Fund (POTF). The POTF receives monies from the State Penalty Assessment Fund, which in turn receives monies from penalty assessments on criminal and traffic fines. Therefore, the POST program is funded primarily by persons who violate the laws that peace officers are trained to enforce. No tax dollars are used to fund the POST program.

The POST program is voluntary and incentive-based. Participating agencies agree to abide by the standards established by POST. The more than 600 agencies in the POST program are eligible to receive the Commission's services and benefits, such as job-related assessment tools, research into improved officer selection standards, management counseling services, the development of new training courses, reimbursement for training, and quality leadership training programs. POST also awards professional certificates to recognize peace officer achievement and proficiency.

POST Links:

POST Website
Email Alerts & Newsletters
50th Anniversary Slideshow


Public Safety Career Information Center (PSCIC)



The Public Safety Career Information Center (PSCIC) is part of a grant from the California Community College Chancellors Office to create a statewide web resource for those interested in attending community college programs to achieve their goals of pursuing a career in Public Safey. Public Safety includes law enforcement, forensics, dispatching, evidence and property management, as well as the fire service, corrections and security positions. This web site is dedicated to assisting prospective public safety candidates by providing useful information on careers and application procedures, testing and requirements as well as academy, degree and certificate programs available in community colleges throughout the state.