Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Meet basic requirements

apply with del mar college

  • Go to and initiate your application with Del Mar College. If intending to apply with the Police Academy, indicate Basic Peace Officer Certification as your major.
  • Tuition fee for the program may be covered by Financial Aid, Veterans Services, and other applicable sources.  If you qualify, there are important and deadlines that you should to be aware of. Be informed by checking the website or making a call or visit to respective offices.

apply with dmc regional police academy

  • The Academy offers DAY classes only which runs Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM for a period of 23 weeks. 
  • Within each academic year, the Del Mar College Regional Police Academy holds: (1) Spring - Summer 1 Academy, which starts in January and opens application period in August; (2) Summer 2 - Fall Academy, which starts in July and opens application period in the later part of February. Actual dates are published on this website shortly before application period opens.
  • To initiate the application process, a short interview by one of the Program Advisers is mandatory.  
  • During open application period, applicants will be requested to make a prior appointment by email.  
  • Location is at the West Campus, PS1 221 of the Public Safety Building. 
  • An application packet is given out for completion to applicants who merit positive interview results.


  • Program Director gives final acceptance to applicants whose application packets show compliance with TCOLE-established qualifications.
  • Accepted applicants are registered for class by the Program Office. Compliance with DMC requirements for admission is necessary for an applicant to get registered.  Tuition fee deadlines are announced on the website.  

Page last updated August 25, 2021.