Welcome to the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy
The Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA) is located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. WALETA opened in October 2007 and is accredited by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). Our mission is to provide basic training for Arizona peace officers in accordance with the rules established by AZPOST (AZPOST link).
WALETA is operated by the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Association (WALEA), a consortium of 21 agencies from Mohave, La Paz and Yuma counties. Such a consortium allows us to utilize a talented instructor pool from the various member agencies.
WALETA operates three types of academies. We hold two basic recruit academies, two dispatch academies and one Military Police Transition Training Program per year. Each basic recruit academy class will also be encouraged to complete a community service project during their tenure at the academy. This project will be selected by the class and is in addition to the prescribed curriculum.
WALETA offers on-site dorm-style facilities. A community break room provides a microwave oven, vending machine and a refrigerator. WALETA delivers catered meals for breakfast and lunch. Recruits are free to select where they eat dinner. There are dozens of choices from fast food and buffet-style menus, to fine food and ethnic cuisine. A partial list can be found HERE on the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau website.