Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Police Reserve Academy I

 Title Abbreviation:   RESERVE ACADEMY I

 Department:    CJ

 Course #:    236

 Credits:    7

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9.5

 CIP:    430103

 EPC:    832

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Preparatory training for adequate performance with a law enforcement agency as a reserve police officer. Credit applied to individuals who have completed the prescribed training program as specified by the Washington State legislature. Appropriate documentation required. Not applicable to ATA or AAUCT programs.


Prerequisite: Pass background investigation; sponsorship by law enforcement agency.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 110

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform the duties and responsibilities of a reserve police officer. Graduates have been through an approved reserve officer training program, and received certification by their respective State�s Law Enforcement Training Academy. Evidence of curriculum compliance from all individuals, out of state, desiring credit, must be produced.
  2. Local students who have satisfied the reserve officer training requirement for law enforcement, under the Washington Aid Peace Officer�s Powers Act, RCW 10.93, which satisfies performance objectives grouped by the twelve basic instructional blocks, will be given credit upon receipt of compliance.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. The twelve instructional blocks covered during the training and currently required by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission are as follows:
    • Police Administration.
    • Criminal Procedures.
    • Criminal Law.
    • Communication skills.
    • Crisis intervention.
    • Physical training.
    • Patrol procedures.
    • Traffic.
    • Criminal investigation.
    • Evidence law.
    • Firearms.
    • EVOC.