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Law Enforcement Academy


Now accepting applications for Fall 2021!

Join Pima’s Law Enforcement Academy. Contact or 520.206.3540 to apply. All interested persons must complete an application, give permission to conduct a background check and meet other program and AZPOST requirements. Learn more.

Training begins September 2020.

Pursue your dream of becoming a police officer and give back to the community! Pima’s full-authority peace officer academy will prepare you for a rewarding career in law enforcement.

Moses Naphtali, Pima Law Enforcement Cadet
“When thinking about a career, I searched my heart. The best option for me to help and serve my community was law enforcement.”
Moses Naphtali
Pima Law Enforcement Cadet

The nine-month academy is a rigorous program. It includes classroom instruction and physical and practical skills training. You will learn firearms, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, report writing, investigation techniques, physical fitness and more.

Pimas’s Law Enforcement Academy program is approved as a Basic Peace Officer program by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards & Training Board (AZPOST).

Cadets who complete Pima’s Law Enforcement Training Academy and pass the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) exam are eligible to be certified police officers.

David Pastula, Pima Law Enforcement Cadet
“In Pima’s Law Enforcement program, you have time to digest what you’ve learned and become confident with each subject. I really felt comfortable having the opportunity to think about what I learned and come back with questions.”
David Pastula
Pima Law Enforcement Cadet

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in LEA courses once you have completed the requirements listed in Program Admissions and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Community policing training at its best

We are working with police departments across Tucson to increase training in:

  • Bias identification
  • Culturally sensitive de-escalation
  • Demilitarization approaches


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Contact Information

Division of Workforce and Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4664
Program Staff: 520.206.3543
Program Advisor:  520.206.7464

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To find out more about the Law Enforcement Academy

  • call: 520.206.3540 or
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Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers $59,342
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $82,202
Private Detectives & Investigators $46,780

Academic Options

Continue your studies by working toward an associate’s degree in Justice Professions.

Conditional Program/Major Codes: CRTLWY/9LWY
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