Criminal Justice Training

The Criminal Justice Training Center (CJTC) hosts vocational programs including basic and advanced Law Enforcement training, Dispatcher training, Corrections training and the 832 PC Laws of Arrest course. Police agencies throughout the state will hire more than 80% of our police academy graduates within one year of graduating from training.

Our largest training component is the Basic Law Enforcement Training. The California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certifies our courses. We primarily serve Napa and Solano Counties, although agencies from all over California do send students to our courses. An advisory committee comprised of chief executive officers from fifteen local law enforcement agencies supports our training efforts.

The Center also provides advanced and specialized instructor training for Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the state.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the Basic Police Academy receive a POST certificate making them eligible for employment as a police officer. The Law Enforcement Recertification Course renews students’ Basic Police Academy certificate, making them eligible for employment as a police officer. Students completing the Basic Dispatch Course receive a POST certificate making them eligible for employment as a 911 dispatcher. Students completing the Adult Corrections Academy receive an STC certificate making them eligible for employment as a correctional officer in a county facility. Students completing the PC 832 Course receive a POST certificate making them eligible for employment in a variety of law enforcement associated positions in the private or public. Our certificates of achievement, Law Enforcement-Basic Police Academy and 911 Dispatch, are Gainful Employment eligible.

Contact Information

Division

Criminal Justice Training
Building 1000
Phone: (707) 256-7700

Dean

Robert Harris
Senior Dean, Health and Safety 
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Email: Rharris@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7605

Program Director

Damien Sandoval
Director, Criminal Justice Training Center Academy
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Dsandoval@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7704

Coordinator

Paul Bradshaw
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Training Center Academy
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Paul.bradshaw@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7704