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.
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.
Each calendar year, WALETA operates two basic recruit academies, and two dispatch academies. On-site dorm room style living is required for police recruits traveling from out of the area, and offered as an option for dispatch academy students.