|For God and Country; Serving American Veterans since 1919
The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA)
WHAT IS ALLECA?
The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA) has been in existence for 32-years and is a
partnered program between the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZ DPS) and The American Legion-Department
of Arizona. The American Legion believes that our young people have a strong sense of patriotism and a high regard
for Law and Order. The objective of ALLECA is to provide a first-hand look at the role of a police officer and military
member in promoting and safeguarding America’s freedom and rights. This could be described as a one-week mini-
police academy or military boot camp. Sessions are planned annually during summer vacation. Discipline is strict with
vigorous physical training, running, and calis-thenics included. Obstacle courses and defensive tactics are planned.
The ALLECA program is not a “boot camp” or a camp for problem or incorrigible, unmanageable teens. Various
government and criminal justice officials will be guest speakers. Basic instruction will be by certified police officers from
various Arizona police agencies. All applicants must either be enrolled in a recognized school or have just graduated.
They must have reached their 11th birthday in the month preceding the academy or have not reached their 19th
birthday by the start date of the academy. Tuition fees are the responsibility of the appli-cant. However, they may be
paid by anyone including, but not limited to; relatives, businesses, local law agencies, fraternal organizations, friends,
VFW, or DAV Posts or your local American Legion Post. If the tuition fee of $250 does not accompany the application,
the applicant will be advised of whether or not other funds are available and whether they can be accepted or not.
Tuition is non-refundable. Each cadet will be furnished a uniform of trousers, belt, cap, polo shirt, t-shirts and shorts.
Each cadet will be mailed (or emailed), prior to the opening of the session, a “CALL TO REPORT” letter. This will
advise the cadet on what personal items will be needed for the one week session. Applicants must provide their own
transportation to the Academy. If a hardship does exist, the applicant may contact either Sgt. Dan Palmer (Director) or
Deputy Director Frank Whitten for possible assistance. Parents/guardians, relatives or friends are responsible for
transportation after graduation.
|Point of Contact for Post 8 ALLECA is:
American Legion Post 8
PO Box 11312
Casa Grande, AZ 85122