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San Juan County Criminal Justice Training Authority


Basic Police Officer Training


Our Basic Police Officer Training is a 800+ hour program that is conducted over approximately 22 weeks. Students begin class at 0700 hours and are dismissed at 1600 hours, Monday - Friday, although there are some nights and weekends required throughout the program. 

Based on our regional law enforcement needs the SJCCJTA's Basic Police Officer Training Academy will be offering 80+ hours of additional post academy training (which is optional for outside agencies), such as Patrol Rifle and Shotgun, Active Shooter, and Laser/Doppler RADAR. In addition to their Basic Police Officer Law Enforcement Certificate, they will receive a Police Science Certificate issued by San Juan College. 

Most of our students are those who have already been employed by a police department and are sent here to be trained and certified prior to being assigned to the street as patrolmen. It is possible for individuals to sponsor themselves in the program, but they must meet the same testing criteria and pass the same background investigation as a police officer applicant to be admitted. Additionally, the individual would be responsible for all tuition and fees associated with the program. If you're interested in sponsoring yourself, email your contact information to for more information. 

Information Packets

BPOT Academy #54: Start Date January 8, 2024

Lt. Owen Landdeck Training Center @ Safety City | 428 County Road 6480 | Farmington, NM 87401 | (505) 599-1556 | Fax (505) 599-1555

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