Start Your Journeys! See the 4 steps to becoming a Riverhawk.

Police Reserve Academy

Police Reserve Academy

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

Currently Accepting Applications

Career Opportunities

Grants & Sponsorships available that cover up to 100% Tuition

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

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

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

ETPL Grant


Sgt. Ricco Lang

Coordinator, Police Reserve Academy