#ThrowbackThursday: 1963. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Academy started its legacy in 1946 at Biscailuz Center (BC) in Monterey Park. Some academy quick facts:

The academy training developed into a sixteen week program in 1959. Shortly after, female drill instructors joined the staff as female recruits joined the training classes.

Starting with Class #214 in 1983, Deputy Sheriffs would be required to be assigned to patrol duties.

In 1984, the County of Los Angeles purchased the former Monte Vista High School campus in the unincorporated area of Whittier. This facility was named the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center. The Academy moved back to Biscailuz Center in 2013 after its renovation.

Academy classes have also been held at the College of Canyon from 1986 to present. In 2007 and 2008, academy classes had also been held at Antelope Valley College.

The LASD Academy has a tradition of providing the most competitive law enforcement training. The Recruit Training Unit is comprised of cadre of Deputies who possess a high level of patrol experience, Field Training Officer experience, and an ability to teach and train.

The LASD Academy training program encompasses intense physical training, conditioning, defensive tactics, leadership, criminal law, law enforcement tactics, vehicle operations, weapons training and policy and procedure. It also provides the finest character development and life skills training.

Our very own Sheriff Villanueva was a drill instructor at our Training Bureau and later returned as a supervisor. Our “Tradition of Service”: Courage, Compassion, Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability and Respect.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will have continuous written exams for Deputy Sheriff Trainee. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 6pm at Sherman Block Building in Monterey Park. Call 1-800-A Deputy for more info.

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