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Training Academy Preparation

Criminal Justice Academies

Training Academy Preparation (TAP Class)  

The Orange County Sheriff’s department in partnership with Santa Ana College developed this 16-hour course to assist individuals entering the basic academy.   We have experienced that recruits at times need this stepping-stone to master their confidence or to bring them up to the level of more experienced recruits.  Training includes: 
  • Honor Code
  • Drill (including basic movements, flag ceremony and marching)
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Overview of Physical Training
  • Reporting and Speeches

Inspection Grounds 

 Non-sponsored recruits and sponsored recruits are highly recommended to attend.  We are confident that every individual will benefit from this course and will be better prepared for their experience as a basic academy recruit.
​Cost (13.80) registration fee plus health fee
Units​0.3 (pass / No Pass only ​
Spring 2017
May 6th & 13th Section # 42462
Summer 2017
July 15th & July 22nd Section # 34738
Time ​ 7 am -4pm ​

(This class meets for a total of 2 Saturdays. Dates

are scheduled so that individuals start the basic

academy one week after the TAP class has concluded.)​

Location ​

Orange County's Sherriff's Regional Training Academy

15991 Armstrong Ave.

Tustin, CA 92782​

To Register ​Register on line at​
Please make sure to bring physical training gear.  Space is limited, so we ask that you register as soon as possible.  For additional information, please contact the Criminal Justice Academies at (714) 566-9200.
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