Santa Ana Police Department’s success highlights value of pre-academy


If the Santa Ana Police Department needed affirmation of its decision to create a pre-academy for recruits entering the Orange County Sheriff’s Basic Academy, the ceremonies of Academy Class 257 were a rousing validation. Santa Ana’s newest crop of officers ran the table at the celebration at the Regional Training Academy in Tustin. In a class of 56 graduates from nine agencies, all six Santa Ana officers successfully completed the Academy, considered by many as one of the tougher and more stressful police academies in the country. Not only did the Santa Ana contingent pass, they surpassed. Consider: Five of…

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