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 academy follows the guidelines and rules established by AZPOST.
WALETA is operated by the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Association (WALEA), a consortium of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Our academy program provides recruits with the academic skills, practical scenario training, physical training, and discipline to prepare them for a career in law enforcement.
Each calendar year, WALETA operates two basic recruit academies, and two dispatch academies. On-site dorm room style living is required for police recruits, and offered as an option for dispatch academy students traveling from outside of the local area.
The basic recruit academy is 20 weeks long. The academy is mentally challenging and physically demanding. Basic training recruits should arrive for training at their peak physical fitness.
The dispatch academy is 3 weeks long and is academic in nature. Students must arrive with a positive attitude and be willing to learn.