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Police Reserve Academy

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Umpqua Community College offers a Certificate of Completion for the Police Reserve Academy. The 24th consecutive class will begin in September 2019.

The Academy is conducted in conjunction with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg, Winston, Sutherlin, and Myrtle Creek Police Departments, and Oregon State Police.

Our instructors are local criminal justice professionals recruited to provide instruction in their specific areas of expertise. Classes cover areas of physical training, academic subjects and practical hands-on training. Examples include; criminal law, traffic laws and crash investigations, defensive tactics, traffic stops, officer safety, firearms, report writing, dangerous drugs, assault, and death investigation.

Careers

Many of this program's graduates have been successful in gaining employment in law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Oregon and adjacent states. The Academy trains applicants for regular and reserve positions in law enforcement agencies throughout southwest Oregon. Many agencies hire full-time officers and deputies from their Reserve ranks.

 

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Catalog Info

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Program Requirements

This rigorous course of study starts in early September and concludes in mid-May of the following year. Classes are taught from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday. This 320-hour program is designed to provide 25 credits toward an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice.

Regular tuition and fees apply. Applicants should expect to spend $800 to $900 for college fees and tuition each term; Fall, Winter and Spring. Additionally, uniforms and equipment costs will run $500 to $600 for the entire course. Applicants should be registered as Criminal Justice majors to be eligible for financial aid.

Individuals enrolling in this program must meet the following criteria:

  • Not have been convicted by any state or federal government of a crime, the punishment for which could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison.
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed the General Education Development test. 
  • Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation.
  • Be capable of passing a series of basic physical agility tests.

Mandatory orientation meetings for successful applicants are scheduled in September for each upcoming academic year.

Join the Police Reserve Academy Class of 2020-21

 - Application period is CLOSED -

Look out for the Police Reserve Academy application period to open in Spring 2020. Meanwhile, please consider other certificates and degrees in Criminal Justice below.

Other Degrees and Certificates at UCC

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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes

Contact

Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Brad O'Dell - Contact
Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice
541-440-7668

 

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