Sgt. Dan Palmer
Deputy Director Area A:
Deputy Director Area B:
Deputy Director Area C/Deputy Camp Commandant:
Sgt. Dave Hornung
Officer Simon Wade
Reserve Officer Brady Little
Assistant Camp Commandant:
Sergeant Diana Mondragon-VerretLinks Section
|The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA)--Arizona's Youth Law Cadet Program|
| WHAT IS ALLECA? |
The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA)has been in existence for 34-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.
ALLECA 2015 Class
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.
|ALLECA 2015 Class The ALLECA 2015 class graduated 28 Cadets and 4 Cadet Advisors. We had a rain-out for the first time, so we had to do an informal graduation.|
|On-Going Class Information|
The ALLECA 2016 dates are as follows: July 24, 2016 to July 30, 2016. Applications should be available by January 1, 2016 and the deadline to have applications turned-in will be April 5, 2016. On opening day the Cadets need to arrive for check-in between 0900 and 1230 hours. Each Cadet will receive a Call to Report that will explain what to bring to the Academy and expectations of each Cadet. The graduation will be conducted at the St. Joseph's Youth Camp--Mormon Lake Village and will occur most likely at 1200 hours on July 30, 2016.
Additional Information on ALLECA
There are two websites for ALLECA. Simply go to your browser search box and type in ALLECA. The additional website for ALLECA is www.alleca.org We have numerous pictures and videos at this site and the pictures go back to 1981. Don't forget to go to the Guestbook area and leave us a note.
| What You'll Experience Attending the Academy|
Other Class Pictures
K-9 Handler Class
High Risk Stops Class
Defensive Tactics Class
| ALLECA Proud Supporter T-Shirts & Donations to the ALLECA Program|
We now have ALLECA Proud Supporter T-Shirts and Polo Shirts available for sale. The cost of the T-shirts is $10.00 and the Polo shirts are $15.00. The shirt design was created and donated by "The Impressionist" custom screens and graphic designs out of Flagstaff, Arizona. You can also purchase an ALLECA hat pin for $5.00 and also purchase an ALLECA Cadet hat (6 paneled) for $10.00. You can either call the ALLECA Director, send an email or go to www.alleca.org and purchase them from that web site. Make checks or money orders out to American Legion-ALLECA. We are always looking for donations in order to keep sponsoring kids to attend the program and to maintain and upgrade equipment. If you would like to send a donation to the program, please send it to: Sgt. Dan Palmer-ALLECA Director P.O. Box 1627 Peoria, Arizona 85380-1627. If you are sending a donation in check or money order, please make it out to American Legion-ALLECA. If you are sending your donation in cash, please attach a note with your name, so we can properly thank you and send you something for tax purposes.
|THE AMERICAN LEGION LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER ACADEMY (ALLECA)--ARIZONA'S YOUTH LAW CADET PROGRAM|
PO Box 1267 Peoria, AZ Phoenix, AZ 85380-1267