The Western Arizona Law Enforcement Association (WALEA), is a consortium of various law enforcement agencies from Mohave, La Paz and Yuma counties.  Through WALEA, these agencies are able to pool their resources in an effort to provide in-service training, as well as basic recruit and public safety communicator training to the western region of the state.  The WALEA association governs the Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (WALETA), which operates as a live-in stress basic training academy for law enforcement recruits, as well as a training center for public safety communicators.  The WALEA board consists of a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.  The current board members are as follows:


President– Sheriff Will Ponce, La Paz County Sheriff’s Office


Vice President– Chief Stephen Suho Jr. , Arizona Western College Campus Police Dept.


Treasurer– Captain Troy Stirling, Lake Havasu City Police Department