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Prescott Valley PD’s Michelle Woods Becomes Only Female Motor Officer in Northern Arizona

Michelle Woods graduated from Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy (NARTA) Class 48 in May 2020. Three years later, she has passed additional training and is now Northern Arizona’s first female motorcycle officer. Officer Woods moved to Prescott Valley with her family when she was nine. She said she hadn’t really planned to be a police

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Where it all started: Former Roughrider basketball player returns to command police academy

Thirty years separate Gareth Braxton-Johnson’s first Yavapai College journey as a 17-year-old  Roughrider basketball player enjoying his first taste of freedom and the “quintessential college experience, ” and his current one as the commander of the Prescott Campus-based Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy. The proud YC and Apollo High School (Glendale) alumnus, who has enjoyed

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YC-based police academy trains, promotes 28 new police officers for state law enforcement agencies

Photo: NARTA Class 53 graduates line up for the traditional badge pinning finale of the class celebration on Dec. 8 The Yavapai College-based Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy, NARTA, is sending 28 new police officers to work supporting law enforcement agencies across Arizona. NARTA Class 53 graduates celebrated their successful completion of a rigorous 21-week

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Yavapai College law enforcement academy promotes 17 cadets

Photo: A NARTA Class 52 cadet gets help from a new colleague during a traditional badge pinning Seventeen new first responders have graduated from a Yavapai College-based law enforcement training academy, effectively earning their posts with nine law enforcement agencies across Arizona. The recruits successfully completed 21 weeks of rigorous training and testing at the

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Public Safety Dispatcher Academy Coming to Yavapai College

Emergency dispatchers play a critical role in public safety, acting as the vital first link between citizens in distress and the medical, fire and law enforcement resources that can help them. This summer, Yavapai College will be training the next generation of dispatchers at their first Public Safety Dispatcher Academy, June 6th through 17th at

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