Cost: The cost of the Basic Academy is $4,385.00**, which includes college registration and all associated training and material fees, including the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course***

Scholarships - Bay Alarm Company may provide LETC Non-Affiliated Recruits (those not currently employed by an Agency) with scholarship funds, offsetting the cost of the Basic Academy. 

For more information regarding scholarships, please call the Academy at  (925) 427-8238.

Military Veterans: The Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Training Center Basic  Academy is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for VA benefits, under the G.I. Bill.  Law enforcement is a challenging and rewarding career, and an excellent opportunity to utilize your training and experience from your military service.  The Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Training Center Basic Academy can help you achieve your professional goals. Additional resources/help may be available to veterans once registered as a student  through our partner, Los Medanos College, at:

Accreditation: Graduates earn college credit from Los Medanos College and receive P.O.S.T. certification.  Semester units are available for the Basic Academy, both Modular and Intensive formats.  See the LMC website/catalog for specifics:

Registration: To apply for the Basic Academy, students must complete and pass the P.O.S.T. certified reading and writing comprehension test.

Location: The Basic Academy meets at the Law Enforcement Training Center at 340 Marina Boulevard, Pittsburg. Firearms, field tactics, and driver training are held at off campus sites. Schedules and locations are subject to change.