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Training for Civilians

Some of the courses at the Ben Clark Training Center are open to civilian, non-sworn members of the public. 

These courses are taught by professional law enforcement personnel and can assist the public in completing required or recommended training for weapons handling, or to familiarize citizens with self-defense tactics or law enforcement operations.

The Citizen's Academy is a basic training course for Citizens on Patrol and Mounted Posse members designed to provide basic skills and knowledge. This course satisfies Mounted Posse manual requirement 302.08. 

Citizen Volunteers

To contribute your time and skills to your community, please contact the Local Volunteer Coordinator for the area in which you wish to work. You will be asked to:

Email Updates

Get notified . . .
when course schedules change!

  • Complete an application
  • Submit your completed background paperwork
  • Participate in an oral interview
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Have a good moral character
  • Have no major criminal record
  • Be interested!!!
Send an Email to the Basic Academy Training Staff

Payment Options

Class flyers are being updated to reflect the following payment options.

Riverside County Sheriff/Ben Clark Training Center
Attn: BCTC Course Fees Accounting & Finance
16791 Davis Ave.
Riverside, CA 92518
951-486-2786

Credit Card by Phone

Credit CardsAdditional fee if paid by credit card.

For details, please contact: Course Fees Accounting Technician (951-486-2786) BCTCCourseFees@riversidesheriff.org

Basic Driver Training for Civilians
Additional training opportunities are available through Homeland Security Training. The “Target Audience” section of course flyers will indicate which disciplines (field of work/operations) this training was designed for.
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