Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy
The basic training program provides the recruits with the highest quality of law enforcement training. Recruits will acquire the needed knowledge, develop necessary skills, and become confident in their ability to become successful peace officers. This academy hosts recruits from all over Northern Arizona. 20-week police academy; 24 college credits paid for by YCSO upon completion of the academy.
The basic training program is designed to introduce recruits to law enforcement work. The training provided will be demanding, as is the job of law enforcement. The experience at NARTA will challenge the recruit mentally, physically, and academically, while at the same time, lay a foundation for advanced training.
In order to assure the best possible chance of future success, attention to detail, individual responsibility, self-discipline, autonomy, and teamwork, amongst other qualities will be stressed and required. The academy staff will provide a positive, professional environment for recruits so they may acquire needed knowledge, develop necessary physical skills, and become confident in their ability to become successful peace officers.
Basic Training Course
This program is a 20-week course encompassing 800 training hours. In addition to the 585 basic police curriculum, the program includes:
- Intoxilyzer 8000 Operation Certification
- Impaired Driver Detection
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Training/Wet Workshop
- Taser Certification
- Response to Active Shooter, Vehicle Escapes, and Officer/Citizen Rescues
- Lesson of the Holocaust
- Blue Courage Certification
- Street Medicine
- Mental Health First Aid
- Field Problems Practical
Learn about class locations and times, placement tests, minimum physical conditioning standards,
NARTA - Yavapai College (yc.edu)