ADVANCED OFFICER TRAINING (LEO)
The Glendale Community College is pleased to offer classes that allow officers to develop their career paths while furthering their education. The classes offered have been approved as to form for AzPOST continuing or proficiency training credits and carry AzPOST certifications where applicable. Classes include such things as AzPOST Firearms Instructor, AzPOST High Risk Stop Instructor, Criminal Investigator Certification (also know as 'Detective School'), as well as tactical handgun, shotgun and rifle courses. See web site for more information.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY (LETA)
This program is certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AzPOST) and is an extended academy program lasting two semesters. The program is a challenging and very demanding curriculum, requiring physical and intellectual stamina. However, the certification attained allows successful participants to enter an exciting and rewarding career. Minimum qualifications to be a peace officer in Arizona are detailed in the AzPOST Rules and Regulations. (See R13-4-105).
Individuals interested in the program can only register or attend if they have participated in the selection process of a qualified agency and have been appointed to a Reserve Police Officer position or are participating in the open enrollment program. Those interested will need to contact the agency they are interested in and inquire as to how to make an application for the position of Reserve Officer or begin the Open Enrollment Process to become qualified. The Academy has trained officers for the following agencies:
See web site for more information.
- Arizona Dept. of Public Safety
- Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
- Glendale Police Department
- Arizona Dept. of Corrections
- Arizona Motor Vehicle Dept.
- Buckeye Police Department
- Arizona State Capitol Police
- Wickenberg Police Department
- Goodyear Police Department
- Phoenix Police Department
- Jerome Police Department
- Surprise Police Department
- Tolleson Police Department
- El Mirage Police Department
- Eloy Police Department
- Pinal County Sheriff's Office
- Payson Police Department
The college presents firearms classes specifically designed for the general public. Cost is $81 per credit hour. All have lab fees which are listed on their web page. See web site for more information.
For the Certificate Programs and LEO curriculum contact:
Program Director - Phone: 623.845.3951 or 623.845.3831
Department of Public Safety Sciences Department Secretary
Cynthia Rosales: 623.845.3161