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Basic Law Enforcement Reserve Academy

Welcome

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Leverage your opportunity for employment in the criminal justice field by becoming a fully commissioned reserve police officer. SVC's program provides you with the training you need, and assists in obtaining your Washington State certification. Demonstrate that you bring value, skills and dedication to your agency by becoming a reserve officer now.

Next Academy starts August 2016


BLERA Program

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EVOC Training
  • 300+ hour program – Meets Wednesday nights and all day Saturdays
  • Cutting-edge training from experienced police professionals
  • Curriculum Includes:
    • Emergency Resonse Driving
    • Defensive Tactics
    • Firearms
    • Tactical Communications
    • And much more

Eligibility

  • You must be 21 years of age or older and be physically and mentally fit for service.
  • You must be sponsored by a participating law enforcement agency and undergo a criminal history and background check, psychological exam, and polygraph.
A list of potential sponsoring agencies is available upon request.

Contact Us

For additional information or BLERA application, contact:

  • Bill Overby
    Co-Department Chair
    Criminal Justice Program and Academies
    Mount Vernon Campus
    2405 East College Way
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Bill.Overby@skagit.edu

  • Terry Edwards
    Co-Department Chair
    Criminal Justice Program and Academies
    Mount Vernon Campus
    2405 East College Way
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273
    Terry.Edwards@skagit.edu