Annual Report: Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Academy Cadets complete reality-based learning exercises

The Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy (AARLEA) provides state mandated licensing and in-service training for peace officers, corrections officers, and telecommunication specialists. It is also a community partner in the region; creating and building partnerships with area law enforcement agencies, federal and military agencies, and regional non-profits.

For the training period from September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013, the Academy reported more than 125,000 training hours for over 7,500 law enforcement, corrections, and telecommunications professionals. With the goal of consistently exceeding the minimum state standards of training, the Academy is one of the top in the state for first-time pass rates on the peace officer and corrections officer state exams.

In 2013, the Academy was awarded a grant from the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) to provide free training to peace officers in Family Violence Investigations, Cyberstalking Investigations, and Investigations into Human Trafficking. Under the grant, the Academy also purchased digital cameras which were issued to local law enforcement agencies in the region to assist patrol officers and criminal investigators with their Family Violence Investigations.