If you want to enroll into the Arizona police academy, you must understand there are some things that can disqualify you. That’s why you want to be certain you understand all of the requirements and qualifications for new recruits. Even if you are admitted to the police academy, there are still things that can get you dismissed. Some of those mistakes are failing the curriculum exams or lying on your application just to name a few.
Below are just some of the requirements needed:
- Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application, 21 years of age prior to completion of the Academy.
- Be a United States Citizen.
- Be in sound physical and mental health.
- Have at least 20/20 vision uncorrected; or 20/20 vision corrected by glasses or hard contact lenses if uncorrected acuity is 20/80 or better; 20/20 vision corrected by soft contact lenses if uncorrected acuity is 20/200 or better. Vision capable of distinguishing basic color groups against a favorable background.
- Have not been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
- Have fewer than 8 driving violations points,
- No more than one chargeable accident,
- No conviction for DUI (One Lifetime)
- Driver’s license that is cancelled refused, suspended or revoked.
- Must meet AZ P.O.S.T. Police Department drug standards.
- No commission or conviction of a felony. Misdemeanor arrests are discretionary.
- Must have good moral character and personal integrity.
- No history of criminal or improper conduct. No poor employment or irresponsible financial history.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency.
If you want to learn more about what’s required to get into the academy or you want to find out about the self sponsorship program, call any of the state approved criminal justice institutions below.
ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
10001 South 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85041-9200
ARIZONA PEACE OFFICER STANDARD TRAINING BOARD
PO Box 6638
Phoenix, Arizona 85005
ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY
PO Box 929
Yuma, Arizona 85366
CENTRAL ARIZONA REGIONAL LAW OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY
8470 N Overfield Road
Coolidge, Arizona 85228
COCHISE COLLEGE TRAINING ACADEMY
PO Box 4076
Douglas, Arizona 85607
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER
Dave Mckenley, Director
Bldg 4310/3rd Floor
Davis Montham Afb, Arizona 85707
NAVAJO LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY
Navajo Dept Of Law Enforcement
Ganado, Arizona 86505
Phone: 602-736-2468 OR 2471
PIMA CO SHERIFFS TRAINING ACADEMY
PO Box 910
Tuscon, Arizona 85702
TUSCON POLICE ACADEMY
3200 N Silverbell Rd
Tucson, Arizona 85745
YAVAPAI COLLEGE/POLICE ACADEMY
1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, Arizona 86301