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As a Deputy Sheriff Law Enforcement Cadet, you will attend an intensive 26-week training program with the San Diego County Sheriff's Regional Law Enforcement Academy, tuition and other fees are paid by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.


Students attend classroom lectures and participate in technical skills training including:

  • Defensive Tactics
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • Firearms
  • Physical Fitness

Click here to view a sample curriclum and schedule.


Law Enforcement Academy classes are typically held Monday through Friday, 0700 to 1530. Classes may require some nights and weekends.

Academy Location

The San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Academy is located at the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute (SDRPSTI) on the campus of Miramar College.


As a Law Enforcement Academy Cadet you will receive a starting salary of $20.39 per hour equivalent to $42,411 per year. You will also receive benefits.


The Law Enforcement Academy is not a live-in academy and therefore housing is not provided.


**For more information about the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Academy, visit their website at: