Law Enforcement Training Academy

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Criminal Justice/Police Science. 430107


This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment with an Arizona law enforcement agency as a certified Peace Officer. All academy training is mandated by the state and certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST). Students will complete a minimum of 663 hours of training per AZ POST.

This program is offered only to individuals who have met the minimum qualifications as specified by AZ POST. To attend the academy, an individual must either be appointed by a law enforcement agency or apply through the application process. For information regarding the Law Enforcement Training Academy, contact the Globe Campus. A background check will be required.

This program will follow requirements and qualifications as designated by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. For AZ POST rules visit:


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Eastern Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Gila Pueblo Campus (Glia County)

Local WIB

1 - ARIZONA@WORK - Southeastern Arizona

Name of Credential

Law Enforcement Training Academy -Certificate of Proficiency

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

EAC administers three types of financial aid: grants, employment, and scholarships.

Please contact EAC Financial Aid Dept at (928) 428-8287.

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission

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?


Cost Items

Graduation Fees

$10.00 *Applicable to any student participating in commencement ceremonies

In-State/District Tuition

$2,700.00 *Estimate based on 2021-2022 rates.

Other Fees

$400.00 • Estimate for History and Physical Examination, Drug Screening, Finger Print Clearance, Polygraph Examination

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$11,400.00 *Estimate based on 2021-2022 rates.

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$200.00 *Estimate

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

33-3051.00Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$19.12 per hour
Required Certification: AZ POST Certification

Provider Status



615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552

Phone Number

(928) 428-8509

Web Address

Last Updated

Oct 04, 2023


Jan 20, 2022


Oct 04, 2025

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