Welcome to the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center! We are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and accredited by Napa Valley college. Our programs offer high quality training for entry-level and in-service criminal justice system professionals. We are proud to offer a premier basic police academy program, recognized for high standards and cutting-edge instruction. We offer one of the only 911 dispatcher certificate programs in the state. Over 2000 students attend classes offered by our training center each year.
Many attributes set our Training Center apart from others, but the one of which I am most proud is our focus on students and student success. We put students first in everything that we do. Our instructional staff includes over 100 part time law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals. We require all of our instructors to complete state certified instructional skills training because we believe students learn best by doing. Our graduates’ course evaluations consistently praise the high quality of their learning experience at our Training Center.
The law enforcement and corrections profession is constantly evolving and we fully participate in this evolution by training on the latest instructional and learning techniques using state-of-the-art technology and best subject matter experts available. Our educational philosophy places a heavy emphasis on leadership, ethics, and community policing in all aspects of our curriculum. We recognize the dangerous nature of our profession and emphasize officer safety in every class and in every program.
Whether you are looking for training to be a police officer, 911 dispatcher, paralegal, correctional officer, or probation officer, I invite you to explore what we have to offer you through this website. Additionally, I extend to you, my personal invitation to visit our facility to see for yourself what we can do prepare you for a rewarding career.
Damien Sandoval, Director