Peace Officer Certification
This program is designed for students wishing to pursue a law enforcement career as a law enforcement officer. The student develops skills in eight functional areas: Introduction to Law Enforcement, Law and Legal Matters, Patrol Procedures, Traffic Control, Crime Scene Management, Community and Police Relations, Records and Reports, and Police Proficiency Skills. At the conclusion of this program, the student will have completed all requirements of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board standards established to certify police officers in the State of Arizona.
Individuals interested in the program can only register or attend if they have participated in the selection process of a qualified agency and have been appointed to a Reserve Police Officer position or are participating in the open enrollment program. Those interested will need to contact the agency they are interested in and inquire as to how to make application for the position of Reserve Officer or begin the Open Enrollment Process to become qualified.
The Academy has trained officers for the following agencies: Arizona Dept. of Public Safety/Avondale Police Department/Buckeye Police Department/El Mirage Police Department/Glendale Police Department/Goodyear Police Department/Maricopa County Parks Police/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/Paradise Valley Police Department/Peoria Police Department/
Phoenix Police Department/Surprise Police Department/Tolleson Police Department/Wickenburg Police Department/Arizona Dept. of Corrections/Arizona Motor Vehicle Department and many others.
Criminal Investigator Certification
Sometimes referred to as the "Detective School, " this certificate program is designed to prepare the law enforcement officer to become a specialist in the investigation of criminal activity and to successfully assist in prosecution. Students will demonstrate skills related to the areas of a crime scene scenario case management, legal aspects of interviewing, search and seizure and courtroom presentations. Program requires completion of 6 credit hours. Student must be a certified police officer, or have permission of the instructor to register.
Police Supervision Certificate
This program prepares law enforcement officers for career advancement to the first-line supervisor or mid-management level, including preparation in supervision and management, planning strategies and communication techniques. Program requires completion of 15 credit hours. Student must be a certified police officer, or have permission of the instructor to register.