Police academy OK'd by CCC governing board

Date: Friday, 26th August 2022

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino Community College District Governing Board approved agreements to begin a police academy and to start working on a partnership among community colleges in northern Arizona to share resources in order to better serve students.


During the Aug. 17 meeting, CCC Provost Dr. Nate Southerland presented an Oct. 3, 2022, start date for the first police academy at the college after possible program approval by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. The police academy will start off as non-credit, but after curriculum approval, the program will give recruits credits to apply toward associate and higher degrees.


Southerland then shared information with the board on an agreement in the works with Northland Pioneer College, Mohave Community College and Yavapai College to share resources to better serve students in northern Arizona. Among the items discussed would be the sharing of courses and other services to extend a more robust level of service to students in the region. Talks are ongoing and intergovernmental agreements are planned for the near future.


Other items on the DGB agenda Aug. 17 were:

  • The renewal of intergovernmental agreements with several local health agencies – including Northern Arizona Healthcare, The Guidance Center, The Peaks, and the Coconino County Department of Health and Human Services – for the benefit of students receiving practical experience in the health-related disciplines
  • The adopting of priorities and goals for the District Governing Board as a whole
  • Update on the public-private partnership agreement to build student and workforce housing in Page
  • A preliminary update on the college’s fall 2022 enrollment, which is up from the previous year by 2 percent
  • Status update on the 2021-22 budget to actual comparisons. It is still early in the audit process, and the amounts are preliminary.


For more information about CCC District Governing Board meetings, visit https://www.coconino.edu/district-governing-board.


About Coconino Community College

CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County since 1991. The College has the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education. 


CCC provides affordable tuition and offers certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in academic and career fields. CCC also has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities, including the award-winning CCC2NAU.


CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County and Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Zoom video conferencing classes to meet the needs of students in rural and remote areas. On average, 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.





All Dates

  • Friday, 26th August 2022