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Academy Program Information

Most attendees of the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy are newly hired recruits from local area law enforcement or correctional agencies, but the academy does accept non-affiliated recruits when space allows.

Interested non-affiliated applicants wanting to be accepted as recruit students must pass a written exam, oral board, and physical fitness test. If successful with those tests, applicants then proceed to a background check, a Voice Stress Analyzer test, psychological exam, and a physical exam. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and possess a Nevada Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit for one of the authorized academy firearms.

POST Category 1 recruits earn 27 transferable college credits upon successful completion of the academy; POST Category 3 recruits earn 18 transferable college credits upon successful completion of the academy. These academic credits earned are special program requirements of the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Training Academy. Student recruits take the State of Nevada certification test at the end of the academy. If certification is earned, a POST Certificate remains in effect for a period of two years.

The Academy Program is full-time, Monday through Thursday, with occasional Fridays. Hours are 0700 to 1730 hours for approximately 22 weeks. There may be occasional swing shift days for training.

Contact the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy

College of Southern Nevada
Water Street Location, Sort Code HNDT311
311 South Water Street
Henderson, NV 89002

Phone: 702-651-3500 | Fax: 702-651-3533
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Academy Staff:

Scott Burton
Academy Director
Heather Geeb
Administrative Asst III
Mandy Nelson
Administrative Assistant

TAC Officers

Sergeant Michael Eggers
City of North Las Vegas Police Department
Officer Kristen Bishop
City of North Las Vegas Police Department
Lt. Matthew Triplett
City of Las Vegas Department of Public Safety
Officer Mario Olsson
City of North Las Vegas Police Department
Officer Harmony Berkman
City of Las Vegas Department of Public Safety
Officer Brandon Soares
City of Las Vegas Department of Public Safety