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Correctional Deputy Academy

Correctional Deputies are employed statewide at California's jails. In conjunction with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, MVC offers a Basic Correctional Deputy Academy, which prepares graduates for immediate employment. In addition, advanced classes in jail operations, training officer instruction, inmate control, and supervisor training are offered each semester. The academy covers 364 hours of instruction and is certified by the California Board of Corrections and Standards and Training for Correction.

California Community Colleges require that a student be a resident of California for one year and a day prior to registering for classes. If you do not meet this requirement, you could be subject to out of state fees. Please contact our Admissions Office for specific details at (951) 571-6370.


Academy Information

  • December 7, 2021 - February 22, 2022. Submit packets by January 7, 2022.
  • April 12 - June 28, 2022. Submit packets by April 18, 2022.
  • August 2 - October 18, 2022. Submit packets by July 1, 2022.
  • December 6, 2022 - February 21, 2023. Submit packets by November 4, 2022.

Academy dates are subject to change.

Any agencies seeking to enroll recruits need to contact C. Corp. D. Zermeno at (951) 486-2798 or Agency Sponsored recruits do not need to complete the requirements listed below.




Academy Acceptance Process Checklistpdf

  1. Read the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) minimum standards before proceeding with the steps 2 through 7.

    Print out the Peace Officer Selection Requirements document.pdf Read each requirement carefully and place your initials to the left of the number. By placing your initials here, you are indicating that you meet the requirement. After you have met all the requirements here, sign your name and print it legibly below the signature. Date the document. You will need to attach this to the package you submit.

    Please visit the POST website to view additional information about Peace officer selection process.


  3. Apply to Moreno Valley College pdf

    Contact Financial Aid if you desire, make sure you have filed your FAFSA first. Your FAFSA must be filed for the correct academic year in which your class takes place.

    Contact Financial Aid
    Phone: (951) 571-6139
    Contact Veterans Services, if applicable.
    Phone: (951) 571-6247


  4. Student must show comprehension of basic level reading and writing.

    1. Option 1: Take college assessment and place into a minimum of English 1A or show proof of having taken an assessment (English and Reading) at another institution with placement in MVC college catalog equivalent course or above. Students can schedule the assessment by contacting:
    2. Option 2: Provide proof of successfully completing ENG-50 (Basic English Composition) and REA-82 (Reading Level II) at Moreno Valley College, Riverside City College or Norco College or the equivalent of those classes at a different college.
    3. Option 3: Provide proof of college degree (Associate degree or higher) from an accredited institution.
    4. Option 4: Provide proof of having taken the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with T-score of 40 or above. The score must be within the preceding 12 months of the class start date. Please submit the T-score letter the agency sent you.



    1. Personal History StatementDOC

      Be sure to save as you go, so you don't lose any of your work. As this is an extensive document, printing it out and penciling in the answers before transcribing may be the safest bet.

      When you are done, print out two copies: one for your records and one to submit.

    2. Department of Justice (DOJ) Clearance Letter

      Complete the Live Scan Fingerprint application processpdf and submit the DOJ firearms clearance letter that will be sent to you 1-2 weeks later. The letter must be dated within 6 months of the start date of the academy.

      See locations for Live Scanpdf in the Riverside/San Bernardino County areas.

      Note: Prices can be increased by DOJ at any time and the rolling fee for the agency can vary. Dates and time may also change. Make sure to read the top of the page with other documents you must take with you. When making your appointment, be sure to check what payment methods they accept: cash, check, credit card.

    3. Medical Clearance

      Complete and submit a medical physical examination. You can visit your own physician or a local clinic. Current college students may visit the Health Services Office. See Medical forms/documents.pdf

      View additional locations for medical examspdf in the Riverside/San Bernardino County areas.

      Note: prices are subject to change and are approximated. When you make the appointment, make sure of the cost and methods of payment.

    4. DMV Printout

      Obtain a printout of your driving record. You can either print it from the DMV website or visit your local DMV office. Again, this printout must also be dated within the preceding 6 months of the start date of the academy.

    5. Submit a photocopy of the following:

      • Current Driver's License
      • Current Vehicle Registration
      • Current Vehicle Insurance card
      • Medical card (if you have one)
      • For vehicle registration and insurance, submit documents for the vehicle(s) that you will be driving throughout the academy.

  7. When the above steps have been completed, assemble your documents in the following order:

    • Attachment 1 (Peace Officer Selection Requirements)
    • Accuplacer results (or proof of other option)
    • Personal History Statement
    • DOJ Clearance Letter
    • Medical Clearance
    • DMV Print out
    • Photocopies of all documents requested in section E (above)

    Bring your completed package to Ben Clark Training Center (see map) and drop it off in the drop box located in Modular Building 14. Recent road closures require that you come to the academy from the Barton Road entrance only.

    Your package will then be reviewed by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

    Your contact now becomes: C. Corp. D. Zermeno at (951) 486-2798.


  8. Physical Agility Test

    You will be contacted by someone at the academy to schedule your Physical Fitness Assessment. This test consists of a 1.5 mile run, sit ups and pushups.


  10. Selection / Non-selection

    A final decision will be made and you will receive a letter of selection or non-selection from Moreno Valley College. If you are accepted, the letter will provide the next steps in this process. Just because you turn in every document, does NOT mean that you will be selected to continue in the process or into the academy.

    • A selection letter will inform you that you have been selected and provide the start date and ending date of your academy, and the date and time for the orientation. It is very important for you to attend this orientation.
    • A non-selection letter will inform you that you were not selected for the current academy.

    All questions about non-selection will be directed to C. Sgt. Gemende.


  12. Print your College Application confirmation page and bring it to the first day of class. You DO NOT enroll in the class; BCTC admissions staff will enroll you the first day.