Industry certification, Government license, Community college certification
Method of Delivery
Evening Hours, Weekends
Instructional Program (CIP)
Law Enforcement Training Academy – Certificate
A. Program Objective: Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in law enforcement that will prepare them for an entry-level position within the field.
Description: This program is offered only to individuals who have met the minimum qualifications for a peace officer applicant as specified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). To attend the academy, an individual must either be appointed by a law enforcement agency or through an application process as set forth by the Public Safety Institute. For information regarding the Law Enforcement Training Academy, contact the Public Safety Institute. The Academy is comprised of two semester segments that operate parallel to the academic school year. Background check required.
Competencies to be achieved:
LET 160 LETA ACADEMY 1 (12 cr.): An orientation and introduction to law enforcement as well as an overview of law and legal matters, patrol procedures, and traffic control.
LET 260 LETA ACADEMY 2 (12 cr.): An orientation and introduction to law enforcement as well as an overview of law and legal matters, patrol procedures, and traffic control
B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
• In-state tuition: $2208.00
• Out-of-state Tuition: $3312.00
• Registration Fees: $1000 ($500 per semester)
• Uniforms: $500.00 (estimate)
• Books: $110.00 (estimate)
• Lab/Practical/ Supplies: $500.00
CPR Mask: $15.00
Training Supplies: $200.00
• Estimated History and Physical Examination Cost: $75.00
• Estimated Drug Screening Cost: $40.00
• Finger Print Clearance Cost: $67.00
• Polygraph Examination: $152.00
• Bus Fee: $10 ($5 per semester)
C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
• Arizona Criminal and Traffic Law Manual (most recent version, ISBN changes yearly)
• American Heart CPR BLS Manual (most recent version, current ISBN: 9781616694104)
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
• Current History and Physical Exam
• Current Drug Screen
• Fingerprint Clearance Card
• Personal History Statement
E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Alfonso Zavala
Phone number: 928-210-3480
F. Direct Website link to the program:
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Arizona POST R13-4-105. Minimum Qualifications for Appointment
• Other requirements needed:
1. 99-Yard Obstacle Course: Run a 99-yard obstacle course consisting of several sharp turns, a number of curb height obstacles, and a 34-inch high obstacle that must be vaulted.
2. Body Drag: Lift and drag 165-pound, lifelike dummy 32 feet.
3. Chain-Link Fence: Run five yards to a six-foot, chain –link fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards.
4. Solid Fence Climb: Run five yards to a six-foot solid fence, climb over fence, continue running another 25 yards.
5. 500-Yard Run: Run 500 yards
H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website): https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college
I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway: Associates in Applied Science Law Enforcement Training
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes, graduates will be certified as an Arizona Peace Officer and may be hired by any of the 141 law enforcement agencies in Arizona.
• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes, accredited by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST)
Link to Accrediting Website: https://post.az.gov/
J. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.
72% success rate
Program Length (Weeks)
WIOA Approved Program
Curriculum Competency Based
2020 S Avenue 8E
9 - Yuma County Workforce Investment Board
Name of Credential
Arizona Peace Officer Certification
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$344.00 Physical, fingerprints, drug screen, polygraph, bus fee
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$1,215.00 Uniform, Supplies, CPR Mask
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost