Henderson Police Welcome 21 New Officers Following Academy Graduation
Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Police Department is proud to announce the graduation this morning of 18 police officers and three corrections officers from the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy. “We are proud of these men and women who have sworn to serve and protect our communities as law enforcement officers,” Henderson Acting Police Chief Todd Peters said.
The Southern Desert Regional Police Academy is a consortium between the Henderson Police Department, the North Las Vegas Police Department, the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety and the College of Southern Nevada.
The recruit peace officers received more than 720 hours of academic and practical training on various topics during the 22-week academy, including police ethics, criminal law, diversity, defensive tactics, firearms, principles of investigation, community policing and emergency vehicle operation.
The Henderson Police corrections and police officers will attend a five-week advanced academy following graduation and then complete a 14- and 17-week field training program respectively.