A big class of new graduates from the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy went through a lot to become P.O.S.T. certified to serve as category I and III peace officers. They were tased, tackled, tested, pepper-sprayed, boxed, banged-up, chased, raced and roughed-up to ensure had the right stuff to serve in law enforcement. Friends and family packed into a theater at the Orleans to see the class of 2017-01, including three District Court marshals, graduate from the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy. Juan Almaraz, Gregory Stamey and Michael Kyle are the trio that graduated under the uniform of the District Court marshals.
District Court is looking to recruit others who are interested in serving as a court marshal. Military veterans are encouraged to consider joining the marshal force. The court is working with the Las Vegas Urban League, Nevada Partners, the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation and the College of Southern Nevada to sponsor military veterans for the Criminal Justice Academy P.O.S.T. certification. Those interested in applying should complete a bailiff/deputy marshal application from the county website employment section http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/human_resources/Pages/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx.