Police Reserve Academy

Criminal Justice: Police Reserve Academy

Learn about public safety, survivability skills, defensive tactics, adult and juvenile law, emergency vehicle operations, crime prevention, handgun training and more with this Oregon state recognized non-credit training certificate.

The Academy is conducted with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg, Winston, Sutherlin, and Myrtle Creek Police Departments, and Oregon State Police.

Our instructors are local criminal justice professionals recruited to provide knowledge in their areas of expertise. Classes cover areas of physical training, academic subjects, and practical hands-on training.


Why choose this program?
  • Get your Police Reserve Academy Certificate in just 9 months
  • Grant covers up to 100% of tuition
  • Earn up to 6 credits towards a degree in Criminal Justice
  • Classes taught by an industry professional
  • 10 times more likely succeed in becoming an officer and in your career
  • Gain competence with high-demand industry skills
  • Career ready for jobs in high-demand positions

Next application date: summer 2024

Scholarships Available

Career Opportunities

Grants available that cover up to 100% Tuition

The Police Reserve Academy has a number of employers who have generously offered to sponsor Police Reserve Academy cadets. Take a look at our sponsors:

  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
  • City of Myrtle Creek Police Department
  • City of Sutherlin Police Department
  • City of Winston Police Department

Other funding opportunities include workforce funding, for those that qualify. Flexible payment options are also available.


  • “UCC was the stepping stone and pivotal moment that launched me to where I am now. I developed relationships with many officers of all areas of law enforcement disciplines in this community that made a huge difference and encouraged me in my career path.”
    Angela Garcia
    Parole and Probation Officer Supervisor
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Lt. Kelley Bean

Coordinator, Police Reserve Academy