Public Safety Training
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Public Safety Training
Foster City Chamber of Commerce

Training for Police Officers and Firefighters


Police Officer Training Fire Department Training

A Police Academy is approximately 900 hours long and consists of over 40 separate learning domains, including:

  • Criminal Law
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Search & Seizure
  • Report Writing
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Firearms 

After the Police Academy, a recruit officer must complete approximately 600 hours of Field Training Program, riding with a seasoned and certified field training officer (FTO). 

Training continues for officers throughout their careers. California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) mandates that officers receive continuous professional training and regular updating in perishable skills.

In 2014, Fire Department Suppression Personnel received 4,623 hours of training, which is an average of approximately 165 hours per employee. Topics included:

  • Medical Response (Emergency Medical Services, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support)
  • Drills (Single Company, Multi-Company and Multi-Agency)
  • Special Operations and Technical Disciplines
  • Required Continuing Education


City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200