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Local in Brief: NARTA open house on May 21 at Yavapai College

NARTA open house on May 21 at Yavapai College

The public is invited to attend an open house of the newly constructed Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy at the Yavapai College Prescott campus, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, at Buildings 27 and 29 on Tuesday, May 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The law enforcement officer training program moved from the Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center to the Prescott campus in January.

The open house includes a tour of the new facilities, including the lecture and offices building, training bay, physical aptitude test course, training demonstrations from staff and recruits, and more.

NARTA offers two, 20-week law enforcement training programs each year to provide recruits from across the state with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful peace officers. In addition to classwork and written assignments, officers are provided training in firearms, driving and pursuit, writing police reports, defensive tactics, and community involvement. Past projects include involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shop With A Cop, and Special Olympics of Arizona.

Upon successful completion of all academic and proficiency skills, graduates are awarded Full-Authority Peace Officer certification and a Law Enforcement and Corrections Certificate from Yavapai College. Graduates earn 24 hours of college credit in YC’s Administration of Justice degree program.

The graduation ceremony for the 46th class of recruits will take place at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m.

To learn more, visit

Explore Arizona offers day trips to key destinations

Explore Arizona in partnership with Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation offers day trips to new destinations each month from May through December. Upcoming trips include: Red Rock Tour in Sedona, May 23, $75; Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, June 20, $50; The Arboretum in Flagstaff, July 25, $40; Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot in Verde Valley, Aug. 22, $35; Grand Canyon National Park, Sept. 26, $40; Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Oct. 24, $55; Shopping Trip at Tanger Outlets in Glendale, Nov. 7, $15; Desert Botanical Garden, Tempe, Dec. 12, $70.

Trip price includes transportation in a 12-passenger van, admission fees and lunch. For more information, call 928-759-3090 or visit

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