1. Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy
  2. Academy Overview

Academy Overview

Basic Recruit Academy

The Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA) is accredited by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST).

The 20-week, 797 hour training academy provides recruits with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to transition to their agency-specific field training  programs and prepare them for a successful law enforcement career. The curriculum encompasses topics ranging from an introduction to law enforcement, ethics and professionalism, criminal and traffic law, and criminal investigations; to use of force, defensive tactics, vehicle and pursuit operations, and physical conditioning.

In addition to the AZPOST required 585 hours of curriculum, WALETA offers such electives as Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Taser, Below 100, Blue Courage, Mental  Health First Aide, and Narcan administration.  Additionally, recruits receive certifications in ACJIS, CPR, Radar, and the Intoxilyzer 8000 among others.  Upon successful completion of the academy, recruits also receive 15 credit hours from the Mohave Community College in Administration of Justice.

WALETA accepts 30 recruits per 20-week class with two classes scheduled each year.