To encourage increasing the professional competency of law enforcement officers in the State of Arkansas by providing standards for employment and training and by providing, sponsoring, or conducting training and by conducting or stimulating studies and research designed to improve the administration of law enforcement and implementing the commission’s regulations.
The objective of the training academy continues to be, “… for the training and instruction of state, county, municipal and other law enforcement officers”. (Arkansas Code 12-9-201)
The objective of the Standards Division is to continue to upgrade law enforcement through assistance to municipal, county, and state agencies in training and the certification of law enforcement officers employed by the agencies both full-time and part-time.
To encourage increasing the professional competency of law enforcement officers. By establishing minimum standards for employment and in continued employment including minimum standards of education, physical, emotional, intellectual and moral fitness, and such other matters that relate to the competence and reliability of persons seeking employment and in continued employment within the public law enforcement service. By establishing minimum standards for the training of law enforcement officers. By providing, sponsoring, or coordinating law enforcement training courses. To conduct or stimulate studies and research designed to improve law enforcement administration and law enforcement within the state and assist in the implementation of commission recommendations. To conduct or stimulate studies and research designed to improve law enforcement administration and law enforcement within the state and assist in the implementation of commission recommendations.
To professionalize law enforcement officers through education, training and employment standards. The immediate goal is to provide technical and specialized training courses to meet the needs of the ever-changing problems that confront law enforcement officers in their daily activities. We must be sensitive to the needs of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Officers in the areas of training that are not readily available to them through other sources.
The long-range goal for training is to continue to up-grade the Basic Police Training Course for Full-time Law Enforcement Officers and Part-time I Law Enforcement Officers at ALETA and continue to up-grade Part-time II and Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer capabilities through more in-depth training.