Stockton Unified School District, in partnership with Delta College, City of Stockton Police Department, California Highway Patrol, San Joaquin Sheriff's Office, and District Police, opened the doors to the Stockton Public Safety Academy in the Fall of 2016.
In recent years, law enforcement agencies have had a hard time recruiting officers. Something needed to be done. In the Fall of 2014, regional leaders, law enforcement officers and educators visited the Fairfield-Suisun Public Safety Academy. The delegation was impressed with the quality of the students and high level of performance. The whole school had a tangible commitment to excellence and community services. The Stockton Public Safety Academy will model itself after this program.
This new program is designed to prepare students with three goals at graduation:
- Develop students with rigorous academic skills
- Develop students with high levels of character and integrity
- Develop students that are physically fit
The Academy now serves cadets in grades 5-12. Spring of 2021 we will have our first graduating class! Delta College offers articulated Administration Of Justice courses in the Academy and will link the Academy to the College programs. Law-enforcement agencies along with local public safety and community organizations provide support, mentoring, and training on a regular basis at the Academy. Students will be expected to dress in uniform each day. The Stockton Public Safety Academy is housed in it's own building on the Stagg High School Campus near the SUSD charter school, Pacific Law Academy
This academy is based on the Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) recommendations produced by the California Commission on POST