South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, "The Academy", was created in 1994 by Evergreen Valley and Gavilan Colleges through a California Community College Chancellor's Office Grant. Since 1994, seven additional colleges have joined this innovative partnership to support public safety training within their local communities. The Academy leads the way in providing high quality, cost-effective instruction to approximately 1,900 full-time equivalent students each year including professionals from more than 70 city and county agencies. The Academy operates under a Joint Powers Agreement with nine community colleges and certifies training in Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Corrections, Dispatch, Probation and more. Member colleges include the College of San Mateo, De Anza College, Evergreen Valley College, Foothill College, Gavilan College, Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College and San Jose City College.
For more information visit the Academy website at: http://theacademy.ca.gov