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  Dec 14, 2017
Catalog 2010-2011, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Peace Officer Academy Certificate

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(Career & Technical Certificate)

Academy Director and Advisor:

Sue Beecher, 970.339.6313

Academy and Registration Information: Must consult with the Academy Director, (Sue Beecher).

Program Length: Two semesters.

Mission Statement: To educate and train peace officers to think clearly and act wisely in their profession.

Program Objective: We provide prospective peace officers with the opportunity to acquire basic academic knowledge and basic technical skills to enter their professional work assignments.

Therefore, our academy is oriented toward academic-stress, mental stress, and technical proficiency.

Student Workload: Students will be expected to study a minimum of 25-30 hours per week outside of the classroom to ferret out that knowledge necessary to successfully complete this Academy.

College Credit: Success in the Academy leads to a “certificate of completion” and 41 semester credits.

Assessment Guidelines: Must consult with the Academy Director, Sue Beecher.

Application/Registration Information: Must consult with the Academy Director, Sue Beecher.

This program includes changes mandated by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board and CCCNS. Courses listed are subject to change. Students can verify the course offerings with the Academy Director.

Total Credits for Certificate: 41

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

Tracey Allen, Program Graduate

CEO, Abacus Security & Investigation

Kendall Alexander, Director

Island Grove Treatment Center

Cori Buggeln, MA., Adjunct Faculty

Former Youth Service & Probation

Chief Jim Burack

Milliken Police Department

Phillip Clark, Assistant DA

Weld County District Attorney’s Office 

Sandi Elder

Greeley City Council

Mike Guthrie, Executive Director

Youth & Family Connections

Chief Jerry Garner

Greeley Police Department

Detective James Kenney

Estes Park Police Department

Nomi Ketterling, Coordinator

Colorado Prevention Partners/Island Grove

Marcelo Kopcow

Weld County District Court Judge

Jamie Nuss, Assistant Director

Platte Valley Youth Services Center

Roger Muller, Adjunct Faculty

GPD/SESS Retired

Cecil O’Farrell, Adjunct Faculty

Victims Advocacy/GPD

Ken Poncelow

Commander Weld County Sheriff

Dr. Phillip Reichel, UNC Professor,

Criminal Justice

David Rogers, Director

Missing Children’s Task Force

James Simpkins, Assistant Chief/Dispatch/Communications, Academy Graduate

Art Terrazas,

Diversity, Community Representative

Tyler Youngren, Program Graduate

Criminal Justice Student, UNC

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