Application for Admission

Regional Police Reserve Officer Training Academy

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Please fill out the form below reading each section very carefully.

Application period: March 1 - September 1, 2018


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Umpqua Community College Police Reserve Academy Selection Procedure


  1. ORS; OAR Standards - Admission to the Police Reserve Academy is subject to the minimum standards, policies and objectives established in ORS 181.630; OAR 259-008-0000. Factors to be considered include (but are not limited to):
    1. Demonstrate cultural competences
    2. Ethically, physically and emotionally fit; and
    3. Well trained, highly skilled and responsive to the needs of their communities
    4. Meet the standards for all levels of career development in areas of employment; promotion education, physical, emotional, intellectual, and moral fitness; and any other matter that relates to the competence and reliability of a person seeking employment or promotion within the police, corrections, and parole and probation services
    5. Criminal Records; No police, corrections, or parole and probation officer shall have been convicted
      1. Of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug
  2. Student Success Standards - Applicants who meet the ORS & OAR standards must then be determined to have met additional program minimum standards that we believe to be best practice in supporting student success. Assessment criteria may include (but are not limited to):
    1. Minimum Placement Scores; Reading 80 (RD80) or Higher; Writing 90 (WR90) or Higher; Math Skills (MTH 20) or Higher
    2. If a student does not test at the appropriate level, they must receive approval for acceptance by passing the interview process with Department Staff, or retest at the appropriate level. Any students who take a placement test and scores below the minimum can retest.
    3. Students can provide previous entrance exam scores (i.e.: POST ….)
    4. Students who have attempted, withdrawn, or failed PRA courses will not receive preference.
      1. Exceptions: Military deployment, Family medical leave (case by case review)
  3. Agency Sponsorship/Recommendation - Applicants who meet both ORS and OAR along with the PRA Program standards as outlined above in the above sections selection for admission into the Police Reserve Academy according to the following:
    1. Students who have a letter of sponsorship from a law enforcement agency have first priority for admission into the program.
    2. Students who are not sponsored but have letters of recommendation from a law enforcement agency have second priority for admission into the program
    3. Preference for students who have current DPSST certifications in Law enforcement or Security
    4. Remaining students without letters of sponsorship or recommendation are selected randomly using the above criteria until the current year’s target PRA class size is met.

I have read the above information with an understanding of the conditions for acceptance into the Police Reserve Academy Program. Further, I authorize (by my digital signature below) Umpqua Community College, their staff or designee to conduct a criminal background check to determine my fitness into the Umpqua Community College Police Reserve Academy Program.