The Northwest Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (NW ALETA) was established in 1997. In 2001, NW ALETA moved to a state-owned, 72-acre, property in the Elm Springs/Springdale area. This property houses a 12,000 square foot training building with main offices, classrooms, and gymnasium as well as 2 simulation houses for practical training and a firing range.The objective of NW ALETA continues to be “for the training and instruction of state, county, municipal, and other law enforcement officers”. Basic and specialized law enforcement training courses are taught at NW ALETA year round. NW ALETA continues its mission with training courses that are continuously revised and updated to provide students with the most effective and current training possible.
3424 South Downum Road
Springdale, AR 72762
ALETA has created a four-week Pre-Academy Preparation Program (PAPP) to acclimate the new Law Enforcement Officer with firearms, department policy, and a physical training regimen prior to attending the Academy.
After many years, we have found that students have less stress, fewer problems, retain information better and perform required physical tasks significantly better, when they have had an opportunity to get somewhat familiar with the job functions of Law Enforcement prior to their first day at the Academy.
Please visit the PRE-ACADEMY PREPARATION page to access resources needed for successful completion of the program.