The police academy is not a live-in. We utilize police academies from all across the Bay Area. Many of our academy recruits either live near the academy or have a short commute in.
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No. The City of San Mateo supplies all required equipment for the police academy.
It’s about six months long. If hired, we will pay you to attend the police academy and provide City benefits. After graduating, you will be promoted to the rank of police officer.
No. We currently partner with the following police training facilities: College of San Mateo, South Bay at Coyote Valley, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training Center, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Academy.
Absolutely! We are here for you every step of the way. We have over 30 specialty assignments at the department, so you're just a phone call away from talking to an expert. During your police academy experience, we usually set aside time to provide extra support with physical fitness, scenario training, range, driving, defensive tactics, and academics.