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Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy

Partnering with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office operates the Acadiana Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA). ALETA trains law enforcement candidates from throughout Louisiana to become P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officers. Academies are 11 weeks long and include physical training & conditioning along with classroom instruction.

Schedule of upcoming training can be viewed at LPSO Community Calendar


The Mission of the Academy is to prepare each cadet at the basic entry level to assume the duties as a Patrol Officer or Corrections Officer and provide the academic knowledge, skill sets, and physical abilities required to pass the Louisiana POST Council examination.

For additional information you may contact:

Joyce Cowans, ALETA Administrative Assistant


In order to register to attend the Academy, you must complete the Registration Form and fax it to 337-236-3983. The Doctor’s form can be submitted any time prior to attending the academy or the first day of the Academy.

Agency Registration Form

Academy Doctor Referral Form

Frequently Asked Questions About ALETA