Academy Training Section
Sergeant Ben Hoster
The mission of each of the three basic training police academies used by the Scottsdale Police Department is to educate, train, prepare, and inspire. Our overall academy goal is to develop employees of character and commitment to duty and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to be competent and attain professional growth throughout their career. The academy curriculum achieves this with a focus on the intellectual, physical, mental, and emotional growth necessary for professional excellence.
New recruit police academy training is a 700-800 hour, 18-20 week, academy designed to prepare recruits to function as peace officers in the state of Arizona. All three training academies, (MCSO, MESA, and ALEA) require the recruits to adhere to the rules and regulations of the academy, as well as, fully participate in classroom lectures, practical exercises and physical fitness training. All aspects of academy life are designed to provide the recruits with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively perform the essential functions of their position with the Scottsdale Police Department.