About PC832

PC832 Arrest and Firearms course is the minimum training standard for California peace officers as specified in Commission Regulation 1005. The Arrest and Firearms (PC 832) course consists of two components, which total a minimum of 64 hours. MVC breaks PC832 training into two components: Arrest, Search and Seizure (ADJ-P4A) and Firearms (ADJ-W10A).

A minimum of 20 students on the first day of class is required in order to proceed with the class session. A notification will be sent out upon cancellation of the course. Courses are offered based on scheduled attendance. Once scheduled, failure to attend, or cancel at least ten days prior to the start of the class will result in a charge for the full course fee, less any applicable college unit fees. An alternate student, from the same agency may fill the reservation.

Arrest, Search and Seizure

ADJ-P4A (1.5 College Units)

The Arrest, Search & Seizure component of the PC 832 courses is a 40-hour course which covers topics such as criminal justice, leadership, professionalism & ethics, cultural diversity, community relations, laws of arrest, investigative report writing, and arrest methods/defensive Tactics. The defensive tactics portion of the training requires that a student display proficiency while performing a multitude of arrest and control techniques.

About this course (pdf)  RSD Regional Training

To receive a certificate of completion for the course, you must successfully pass the POST comprehensive written exam and the physical performance test (this is not an actual physical test). Should you fail either test, you will have an opportunity to retest. Failing the retest constitutes course failure, and you will be required to repeat the entire course.

STEP 1

  • Go to regionaltrainingprogram.org and select the Advanced Officer Training (AOT) Course. Find the desired date and register. If you are agency-sponsored (your job is paying your course fees and salary), add your training liason's information. If you are self-sponsored, add your information.
  • If you have questions or have any issues, contact the course coordinator, Correctional Deputy Chris Bayani, at (951) 486-2837 or cbayani@riversidesheriff.org to be placed on the roster.

STEP 2

  • Pay the course fee to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Accounting & Finance office. The class fee for self-sponsored recruits is $139 (fee includes college tuition, student health fee, student workbooks, and miscellaneous materials). Agency-sponsored fees are $119, as the MVC health fee is waived.
  • Tuition is due 10 days prior to the start of the class, if payment is not received on time you will be dropped from this course. 
  • Pay by check, money order, or credit card. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and mailed to 16791 Davis Ave, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92518; Attn: Accounting. Credit card payments can be submitted online. Credit card payments have an additional processing fee.
  • Course Fees Accounting Technician: BCTCCourseFees@riversidesheriff.org.

STEP 3

STEP 4

  • Show up to class on the first day!

Firearms

ADJ-W10A (0.5 College Units)

The Firearms component of PC 832 courses is a 24-hour course which covers topics such as Firearms Safety, Handgun Familiarization, Firearms Care and Cleaning, Shooting Principles, and Range Qualification. This course is designed to provide the student with firearms safety factors and precautions, firearms shooting principles including range firing of handguns.

POST Plan IV, Course # 2200-80101 for 24 hours.

To receive a certificate of completion for the course, you need to successfully pass the Firearms Skill Examination. Should you fail either test, you will have an opportunity to retest. Failing the retest constitutes course failure, and you will be required to repeat the entire course.

All students need to bring their firearms and Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance letter to the first day of class. You will not be permitted to take the firearms course without a current DOJ letter. The DOJ letter is deemed current if dated within (6) six months of the start of the class. Any DOJ letter over (6) six months old at the start of class will not be accepted. ANY student convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors will not be allowed to possess a firearm in California.

To get a DOJ clearance letter, one will need to be fingerprinted via a Live Scan Fingerprint Service facility. The facility will then forward your fingerprints to the Department of Justice. The DOJ will send you a letter declining or allowing you to possess a firearm in California. Please allow 2-3 weeks for DOJ processing of fingerprints. A copy of the letter must be received by the coordinator on the first day of class, no exceptions.

Agency letterheads are not accepted. All agency-sponsored students need to obtain a DOJ clearance letter.

Required Equipment:

  • All attendees shall arrive in duty uniform or casual range attire.
  • Handgun, .38 cal or higher. No single action or semi auto pistols allowed. Leave your firearm secured in your vehicle on the first day of class.
  • Belt Holster with retention
  • 2 speed loaders (for revolvers only) or 3 Magazines
  • 500 rounds of factory ammunition. Reloads are not allowed at BCTC range. RSD personnel will be provided ammo.
  • Body armorer (if you have it)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Cleaning kit

Suggested Equipment:

  • Hat with brim or bill 
  • Sunblock 
  • Snacks
  • Water

Fees (including MVC fees):

  • Agency-Sponsored: $443.00
  • Self-Sponsored: $463.00

STEP 1

STEP 2

  • Pay the course fee to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Accounting & Finance office. The class fee is $74.00 (Fee includes college tuition, student health fee, range materials, and student workbook).
  • Payment must be received prior to the start date of class and shall be either check, money order, or credit card. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and shall be mailed to 16791 Davis Ave, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92518; Attn: Accounting. Credit card payments have an additional fee and shall be made by phone. No invoicing! All payment questions should be directed to: Course Fees Accounting Technician (951) 486-2786 / BCTCCourseFees@riversidesheriff.org.

STEP 3

STEP 4

  • Show up to class on the first day!

Cancellations made less than 10 days before the first day of class will result in loss of tuition. 

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