Career & Technical Education > Criminal Justice

General Information

  • Name: Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy
  • Division: Career & Technical Education
  • Discipline: Criminal Justice
  • Units (Credits): 27.00
  • Course Attributes:
    • May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
    • Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: CRJ103 with a grade of B or better

Offers an academy which meets all Nevada requirements and is POST certified. Cadets who successfully complete the 30-week program will enhance their employability in attaining positions that require Category I certification (police, sheriffs, etc.); Category II certification (bailiffs, fire investigators, juvenile probation, etc.); and Category III certification (corrections, jailers, etc.). The 800-hour program includes classroom, practical application and physical training. The cadets will attend numerous law related classes, participate in defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations course, DUI investigations, accident investigations and fingerprinting. In addition, cadets will learn basic searching techniques, handcuffing methods, baton and firearms.


II: Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to help students and cadets:

  • Evaluate what it takes to be a Peace Officer in the state of Nevada
  • Become proficient in defensive tactics, baton, and firearms
  • Assess the structure of police reports
  • Pass the emergency vehicle operators course
  • Decipher criminal law and procedural law
  • Describe alcohol and drug related actions taken by citizens
  • Acknowledge diversity
  • Assess crime scenes
  • Identify physical evidence
  • Analyze accident investigation
  • Become Category I and III certified

III: Course Linkage

The General Education Mission is to provide students with a core foundation of critical life skills with which to improve their lives. This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the value and importance of diversity, ethics, and public service.

Scheduled CRJ-266 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no CRJ-266 classes scheduled for this term.