The Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Unified School District,
& Los Angeles Community College District present
A two-year Associate’s Degree program at the LAPD Ahmanson Training Center known as POPP@ARTC
The Police Orientation and Preparation Program is a one-of-a-kind exploratory educational experience that places career-bound, law enforcement students in an established LAPD training environment. With a team of LAPD staff and officers, LAUSD coordinators and consultants and Los Angeles Community College deans and instructors, high school seniors and college freshman are put through a simulated LAPD recruit experience.
- To prepare highly motivated students for the moral, ethical and physical standards required of law enforcement agencies
- To provide a rigorous, two-year college curriculum administered by professors that provides high school seniors and college freshman cadets 15 college units per semester
- To afford cadets job opportunities for the public and private sector while in school
- To create a curricular foundation which enables cadets to obtain an Associate’s degree and/or transfer to a four-year university before applying to the LAPD