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, 772 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 over 700-hours of 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 curriculum, WALETA offers such electives as horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN), Taser, Below 100, and Blue Courage.  Additionally, recruits receive certifications in ACJIS, radar, and the Intoxilyzer 8000 among others.

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