The Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa is an Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission certified regional Law Enforcement Academy. We provide exceptional training not only to new officers in our Basic Training Course, but also to current officers through our Continuing Education Program, which features classes not necessarily found at other locations. We serve departments from all around the state of Alabama. Please use this website to learn more about our programs, and find any information you may need.

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Latest News

Nov 13

Session Dates

The following dates have been set for the 2016 Academy Sessions.

Session Dates
Session 16-01 January 25 – April 21, 2016
Session 16-02 May 23 – August 18, 2016
Session 16-03 August 29 – November 22, 2016
 Refresher #17  December  5 – 16, 2016

Oct 30

Change in Application Submission Policy

In an effort to properly service all agencies across the state, APOST is requesting a strict adherence to the deadline for academy application submissions.

Academy applications MUST be submitted to APOST, no later than,


This includes the electronic application, paper application and all supporting documents.Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Oct 27

Notice of changes to the A.P.O.S.T.C. law enforcement training curriculum

On June 19, 2013 the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission officially adopted changes to the law enforcement training curriculum.  The Basic Training Curriculum has increased from 480 to 520 hours and the Lateral Entry Equivalency / Law Enforcement Officer Refresher Course has increased from 80 to 95 hours.

These changes will take effect January 1, 2014

Click Here to View the 2014 Curriculum

Oct 9

Required Training Announcement

On November 8, 2011 the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) officially adopted the “Alabama Law Enforcement’s Role In Immigration, Act 2011-535” training program for Alabama Law Enforcement Officers.

In the same action, the Commission voted unanimously that this four (4) hour block of instruction is requiredcontinuing education training for all certified Alabama law enforcement officers who are employed and/or appointed.

This training program is approved for four (4) hours of Continuing Education credit for all Law Enforcement Officers.  It is also approved for four (4) hours of Executive Level Continuing Education credit for Chiefs of Police.  This block of instruction is being included in the basic academy curriculum for recruit officer training.

All agencies are reminded that the Alabama Immigration law, Act 2011-535, is in litigation in State and Federal Court and is subject to future court rulings.  All agencies are reminded to continuously monitor these Court proceedings for Rulings which may affect the status of this law.  Questions concerning the status of these proceedings should be directed to your legal advisors. APOSTC will share with you any information we receive concerning this matter.

Read The Official Notice

Training will take place at the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy on 12-05-2013 from 0800 – 1200. For more information contact the academy at 256-782-5318. Limited slots are available.