Basic Recruit Academy
The Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA) is accredited by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST).
The 21-week, over 800 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, HGN, 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 28 recruits per 21-week class with two classes scheduled each year.