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Celebrating 40 Years of the ACC Law Enforcement Academy

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Happy 40th Birthday, ACC LEA!

The Arapahoe Community College (ACC) Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is celebrating 40 years of excellence in preparing law enforcement officers for serving and protecting our communities.

Congrats! to the ACC Law Enforcement Academy for service and dedication to the community for 40 years!

All About the ACC LEA

ACC's LEA is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified basic academy for entry into law enforcement. The LEA program serves self-sponsored and agency-sponsored cadets in a paramilitary and law enforcement squad room environment. In fact, ACC's LEA exceeds the hours required by P.O.S.T. for a basic Law Enforcement Academy and includes the P.O.S.T. written exam following graduation.

What can I expect to learn?

Upon graduation from the ACC LEA, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Explain individual & constitutional rights, and due process procedures
  • Apply leadership skills in challenging situations
  • Utilize critical thinking under duress
  • Provide in-depth insight about the criminal justice system

Why choose the ACC LEA?

ACC LEA student simulating traffic violation encounter with another LEA student in vehicle.

Our reputation within the law enforcement community for providing quality graduates is unrivaled. Ask around!

Make no mistake...the training is robust. You’ll log over 700 hours of instruction administered by our staff of subject matter experts from a wide range of law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado. 

The program is also flexible, with 4 full-time academies and a part-time Academy to meet the needs of your schedule.

LEA Certificate Tuition Assistance from Career Advance Colorado

Beginning in the fall of 2023, ACC’s LEA certificate became eligible for the Career Advance Colorado program, which provides free training for in-demand jobs through the state’s 19 community and technical colleges.

The program covers tuition, fees, course materials and other associated costs for eligible students (while funding is available). Contact ACC Admissions to learn more about how Career Advance Colorado can help you with expenses while pursuing your LEA certificate at ACC.

Start your Journey at ACC

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Applying to the ACC Law Enforcement Academy is your first step towards a rewarding career. Move Mountains to serve and protect your community with an AAS degree or certificate in Law Enforcement from ACC.