N.O.V.A. News


May 6, 2016

2nd Annual N.O.V.A. Boondocks Day! This years N.O.V.A. Boondocks day in Utah, will be Friday, May 6, 2016, and Friday May 13, 2016.  Students participating in N.O.V.A. will have the opportunity to receive N.O.V.A. Boondocks Day discount tickets from their N.O.V.A....
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April 23, 2016

9th Annual N.O.V.A. Lagoon Day! This years N.O.V.A. Lagoon day in Utah, will be Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Students participating in N.O.V.A. will have the opportunity to receive N.O.V.A. Lagoon Day discount tickets from their N.O.V.A. Instructor.  This discount...
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January 19, 2015

New Utah Law Enforcement Agencies teaching N.O.V.A.! We welcome the Grantsville City Police Department, Juab County Sheriff’s Office, Millard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ute tribe Police Department as our newest Agencies to teach N.O.V.A. this 2015-2016 school...
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February 6, 2014

New Utah Police Agencies teaching N.O.V.A.! We welcome the Richfield City Police Department and the Salina Police Department as our newest Agencies to teach N.O.V.A. this 2014-2015 school...
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March 21, 2013

New Utah City’s and County teaching N.O.V.A. We would like to welcome the following agencies that will be teaching N.O.V.A. this 2013-2014 school year: Vernal City Police Department Nephi City Police Department Sevier County Sheriff’s Office These Agencies have some...
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March 1, 2013

The first N.O.V.A. Graduation held outside of Utah! On March 1, 2013, the first ever N.O.V.A. Principles Graduation to take place outside of Utah, was held in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.   With just under 500 students graduating from 8 Elementary schools, this event...
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June 9, 2012

N.O.V.A. Principles Now Taught In Utah And Arizona! Now this is exciting news!During the month of June, 2012, the Lake Havasu City Police Department, in Arizona, had 9 officers trained to teach the N.O.V.A. Principles program.   When school started in the fall, these...
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January 23, 2012

N.O.V.A. in Arizona! During the week of January 23, 2012, N.O.V.A. went to Scottsdale, Arizona and trained 4 Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies!  This truly marks a huge milestone for N.O.V.A. and for Arizona. The following Agencies now have certified N.O.V.A....
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November 28, 2011

New Agencies Trained! During the week of November 28, 2011, we completed our 14th N.O.V.A. Instructor Training session and trained 8 new N.O.V.A. Instructors.  The newest Utah Law Enforcement Agencies with N.O.V.A. Instructors are: Utah County Provo City Heber City...
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October 16, 2011

New City’s and County in Utah to get N.O.V.A. This Fall 2011! The following Utah City’s and County will have the N.O.V.A. Principles program beginning this fall school year 2011: Mapleton City Smithfield City Weber County Riverdale City We are so excited for the youth...
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May 6, 2016

2nd Annual N.O.V.A. Boondocks Day!

This years N.O.V.A. Boondocks day in Utah, will be Friday, May 6, 2016, and Friday May 13, 2016.  Students participating in N.O.V.A. will have the opportunity to receive N.O.V.A. Boondocks Day discount tickets from their N.O.V.A. Instructor.  This discount ticket will allow them and their family to get into Boondocks at discount pricing on either of these 2 days.  Tickets good for either the Kaysville or Draper locations.

April 23, 2016

9th Annual N.O.V.A. Lagoon Day!

This years N.O.V.A. Lagoon day in Utah, will be Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Students participating in N.O.V.A. will have the opportunity to receive N.O.V.A. Lagoon Day discount tickets from their N.O.V.A. Instructor.  This discount ticket will allow them and their family to get into Lagoon at discount pricing.  This will be a great day to visit Lagoon, because the summer crowd will not be there and the lines are short!

We hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity with your family and enjoy a fun filled day at Lagoon with us.  Please wear your N.O.V.A. T-Shirt if you have one to show your support for the N.O.V.A. program.  We hope to see you there!

January 19, 2015

New Utah Law Enforcement Agencies teaching N.O.V.A.!

We welcome the Grantsville City Police Department, Juab County Sheriff’s Office, Millard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ute tribe Police Department as our newest Agencies to teach N.O.V.A. this 2015-2016 school year!

February 6, 2014

New Utah Police Agencies teaching N.O.V.A.!

We welcome the Richfield City Police Department and the Salina Police Department as our newest Agencies to teach N.O.V.A. this 2014-2015 school year!

March 21, 2013

New Utah City’s and County teaching N.O.V.A.

We would like to welcome the following agencies that will be teaching N.O.V.A. this 2013-2014 school year:

Vernal City Police Department

Nephi City Police Department

Sevier County Sheriff’s Office

These Agencies have some great newly trained N.O.V.A. Instructors that will do a fantastic job!

March 1, 2013

The first N.O.V.A. Graduation held outside of Utah!

On March 1, 2013, the first ever N.O.V.A. Principles Graduation to take place outside of Utah, was held in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.   With just under 500 students graduating from 8 Elementary schools, this event was a sight to behold!  Police Chief Dan Doyle and his crew did a fantastic job putting on this huge undertaking.  After the Graduation ceremonies, the N.O.V.A. students got to have fun for the rest of the day at the Lake Havasu City Water Park with a Pizza and cupcake party to go with it.

June 9, 2012

N.O.V.A. Principles Now Taught In Utah And Arizona!

Now this is exciting news!During the month of June, 2012, the Lake Havasu City Police Department, in Arizona, had 9 officers trained to teach the N.O.V.A. Principles program.   When school started in the fall, these officers started teaching N.O.V.A. to the first schools outside of Utah, in wonderful Lake Havasu City!  Having kept in contact with the progress there, I have been told that the N.O.V.A. program has been well received and is doing great.  We sure hope that this sparks other agencies to get on board with N.O.V.A. as well.

Keep up the great work in Lake Havasu City!

January 23, 2012

N.O.V.A. in Arizona!

During the week of January 23, 2012, N.O.V.A. went to Scottsdale, Arizona and trained 4 Arizona Law Enforcement Agencies!  This truly marks a huge milestone for N.O.V.A. and for Arizona.

The following Agencies now have certified N.O.V.A. Instructors:

Chandler City Police Department

Page City Police Department

Gila River Police Department

Arizona State University Police Department

We here at N.O.V.A. Headquarters would like to give a big thanks to the Arizona State University Police Department for hosting the training in Arizona, your hospitality and service was the greatest!

November 28, 2011

New Agencies Trained!

During the week of November 28, 2011, we completed our 14th N.O.V.A. Instructor Training session and trained 8 new N.O.V.A. Instructors.  The newest Utah Law Enforcement Agencies with N.O.V.A. Instructors are:

Utah County

Provo City

Heber City

Cedar City

Welcome to N.O.V.A.!

October 16, 2011

New City’s and County in Utah to get N.O.V.A. This Fall 2011!

The following Utah City’s and County will have the N.O.V.A. Principles program beginning this fall school year 2011:

Mapleton City

Smithfield City

Weber County

Riverdale City

We are so excited for the youth in these locations to get this wonderful program!

August 26, 2012

“The N.O.V.A. Game” Coming Soon!

N.O.V.A. Principles is excited to announce the soon to be released “The N,O.V.A. Game” board game.  This has been a project in the works now for several years, and we are just about ready to send it off to production!  The N.O.V.A. game was created for students who are currently receiving the N.O.V.A. program, or who have already had N.O.V.A..  We project this game will be ready for release the Q1  of 2012.

More details to come!

November 1, 2010

N.O.V.A. Geocaching (continued)

N.O.V.A. Geocaching has begun!   Click on the  “Geocache” link to get more information about it.   Enjoy!

October 2, 2010

N.O.V.A. Geocaching!

The latest news here from N.O.V.A. Principles is that we will soon start up N.O.V.A. Geocaching!   Before the end of October 2010, the first N.O.V.A. Geocache will be in place and ready for you to find!

Our goal is to have at least one N.O.V.A. Geocache in every City or County where N.O.V.A. is taught.  Though N.O.V.A. Geocaching is specifically intended for N.O.V.A. students and their families, anyone who happens onto this web site is welcome to participate as well.

Whereas many Geocaches are based on a “Take something and leave something of equal or greater value” format, the N.O.V.A. Geocache will be a “Take only” format, meaning that when a person finds a N.O.V.A. Geocache, they are allowed to take a gift and not leave anything in its place.  There will also be a log book at the Geocache site to note your name and the date of your visit.

More information about N.O.V.A. Geocaching to come!

July 27, 2010

N.O.V.A. Instructor Training

Several weeks ago, we completed our 11th N.O.V.A. Instructor Training session and it was great!  We trained 12 new Instructors who really enjoyed the training.  The newest Utah Cities with N.O.V.A. Instructors are:  Murray City, Millard County, and Tremonton City.  These Officers are among the best Instructors we have seen come through our training!

July 26, 2010

N.O.V.A. Parent Pack Update

We are happy to announce that the new N.O.V.A. Parent Pack Program is a complete success!  It was piloted in Orem City, and we received many, many favorable comments.  It will now go out to other Cities that teach the N.O.V.A. Program as well.  We encourage parents to register to become N.O.V.A. Parent Pack members and participate in this wonderful program!

December 20, 2009

Coming Soon in January 2010!

Sometime during the middle of January 2010, N.O.V.A. Principles will launch a new and exciting program opportunity for Parents, it will be called the “N.O.V.A. Parent Pack” program (NP2 for short).  This program is geared towards parents who wish to get involved with their child’s participation in the N.O.V.A. Program, or for parents who wish to become involved in the N.O.V.A. Program even though they don’t have a child in the program.   More information about NP2 to be forthcoming!

December 16, 2009

Welcome aboard Emery County!

December 7 – 11, 2009 was the week of our 10th N.O.V.A. Instructor Training Session.  Among those in attendance, we would like to welcome the Emery County Sheriff’s Office as the newest Agency to join N.O.V.A.!  This was a very memorable training experience, one that I will not soon forget!  It was wonderful to have Sheriff Guymon and Captain Ekker in attendance supporting their Deputies.

The next N.O.V.A. Instructor Training Session will be during the week of July 12-16, 2010.   If your agency would like more information on this, please email “novaprinciples@msn.com”.

September 5, 2008

At the beginning of this year, the Logan Police Department created a N.O.V.A. Police Car.  Local businesses there donated time and materials to make this happen.  Officer Denny Bird, a N.O.V.A. Instructor, spearheaded this project and the result is incredible!   Great job Denny!

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July 24, 2008

During the week of July 7th thru the 11th, 2008, NOVA Principles completed its 7th N.O.V.A. Instructor Certification Seminar held here in Orem, Utah.  We had (3) officers from Sandy City, (2) officers from Pleasant Grove, (1) officer from Orem City, (2) officers from Cache County Sheriff’s Office, and a Behavior Specialist teacher from the Alpine School District certify as our newest N.O.V.A. Instructors.  Welcome aboard!

We welcome Cache County Sheriff’s Office as the newest Agency to join the N.O.V.A. Principles team.  We are excited to have you and know you will enjoy teaching the N.O.V.A. Principles program.  In all, we now have N.O.V.A. being taught in (13) Utah cities.

We will surely miss Officer Michael Palmer from Sandy City Police Department, who recently moved to Missouri to join a Police ageny there.  With any luck, Missouri may soon be the second State to teach N.O.V.A.  I will keep you all posted on this hopeful event.  Good luck Michael!

Adieu,

Charlie Wakamatsu

Co-founder

N.O.V.A. Principles LC