News Release

Santa Ana College and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Announce Basic Academy Class Graduation


​On August 15, 2019, 53 recruits will graduate the Basic Police Academy

(Santa Ana, CA) – Santa Ana College (SAC), in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, today announced the upcoming graduation of its Basic Academy class. On August 15, 2019, 53 recruits will officially complete their Basic Police Academy training.

The training, which began on Feb. 25, 2019, includes a 16-hour Training Academy Preparation course, 120 hours of pre-Academy classes, and 984 hours of Academy classes, which occur over the course of the six-month long comprehensive program. The graduation ceremony will feature the recognition of outstanding recruits in the areas of:

- Physical Training

- Academics

- Arrest and Control Techniques

- Practical Application

- Shooting

- Outstanding Officer

Distinguished speakers at the graduation include Chief Stu Greenberg, Tustin Police Department; and Dr. Jeff Lamb, Vice President of Academic Affairs, SAC.

"Santa Ana College has one of the finest reputations for law enforcement training in the country," said Dr. Lamb. "Our recruits undergo an extremely rigorous program which tests them in every way imaginable, and graduate well prepared to protect and serve our communities."

The ceremony will be held on August 15, at 3:00 p.m., at the Tustin Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy, which is located at 15991 Armstrong Ave., Tustin, Calif. 92706.

For additional information about the Academy, please contact. Director Brad Virgoe, Criminal Justice Academies, at (714) 566-9200.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 27,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Contact: Patricia Homo

Phone: (714) 564-5527