The Alaska Law Enforcement Training (ALET) Program offers specialized classes and practical training for a variety of law enforcement careers. It is offered cooperatively by the University of Alaska Southeast and the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Sessions are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.
The ALET program meets training requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council for employment as Alaska State Troopers, municipal police officers, fire marshals, airport safety officers, or village public safety officers. Although employment is not guaranteed by the program, many of Alaska Law Enforcement Training graduates are currently working in Alaska as law enforcement officers with public and private agencies. Additional graduates have found professional employment outside Alaska and with federal agencies.
A rigorous physical fitness program is mandatory. New students must achieve the following physical fitness standards upon arrival:
- 25 push-ups in one minute
- 27 sit-ups in one minute
- 1.5 mile run less than 15:12 (minimum requirements).
- Training begins every morning at 5:10am, including aerobic calisthenics and two to six mile runs.
Information and Application
Admission is extended on a first come/first served basis as students complete the application process. Therefore, you are encouraged to make early application. Financial aid is available for qualified students.
Although employment is not guaranteed by the program, many of Alaska Law Enforcement Training graduates are currently working in Alaska as law enforcement officers with public and private agencies. Additional graduates have found professional employment outside Alaska and with federal agencies.
To enter the ALET program, students must meet admission requirements of the cooperating agencies, including the University of Alaska Southeast, the Department of Public Safety, and the Alaska Police Standards Council.
These requirements include:
- Earned high school diploma or GED
- Not less than age 18 (certification requires age 21)
- Valid driver's license
- U.S. citizenship or resident alien with demonstrated intent to become citizen
- Good moral character
- Physical and mental ability to perform as a law enforcement officer
College-level written and oral communications classes including report writing, community relations, computer and interview techniques. Appropriate college-level coursework may be transferred to meet this requirement.
Public Safety Core
Instruction in criminal investigation, police procedures, criminal justice, procedural law, and traffic law enforcement. Meets training requirements of Alaska Police Standards Council and is mandatory in this program.
These requirements are detailed in the application packet, available upon request. Potential applicants are advised that rigorous academic and physical performance standards are maintained throughout the ALET program. A self-screening aptitude test is available to help applicants determine their potential for success in the ALET program and their suitability for a career in law enforcement.
Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.
Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.
Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)
|Minimum Credit Hours||16|
|JUST||S102||Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid||1|
|JUST||S103||Law Enforcement Procedures||4|
|JUST||S104||Ethics and Conduct||1|
|JUST||S105||Traffic Law and Enforcement||4|