South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium (The Academy) was created in 1994 by Evergreen Valley and Gavilan Colleges through a California Community College Chancellor's Office Grant. From its inception, The Academy's mission was to deliver the highest quality training in the most cost-efficient manner to public safety professionals. Since 1994, seven additional colleges have joined this innovative partnership to support public safety training within their local communities.
Today, the Consortium is comprised of De Anza College, Evergreen Valley College, Foothill College, Gavilan College, Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and San Jose City College. The member college districts are: San Jose/Evergreen, Gavilan, College of San Mateo, Hartnell, Foothill/De Anza, Monterey Peninsula College, and Ohlone. The Consortium operates through a Joint Powers Agreement between South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium and the member community colleges to provide training for public safety agencies in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties, and part of Alameda County.