Department of Public Safety

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Department of Public Safety

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Training Center (ATC) is a regional state law enforcement training center that operates under ALEA's Department of Public Safety. The ATC is staffed by 20 arresting officers and 9 civilian employees of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and is located on the Wallace Community College Campus in Selma, Alabama. The ATC is accredited by the Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) and is responsible for providing the following training services:

  • The ATC provides basic law enforcement training to student officers for municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies attending the annual APOSTC basic police academy classes.
  • The ATC provides basic law enforcement training to ALEA Trooper Trainees in the full, uncertified ALEA Trooper Academy classes as well as advanced training to the prior certified ALEA Trooper Academy classes.
  • The ATC supervises and manages the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Field Training and Evaluation Program.
  • The ATC provides annual continuing education training and required APOSTC annual re-certifications for municipal, county and state arresting officers from various law enforcement agencies as well as those of ALEA.
  • The ATC supervises and manages the Alabama Impaired Driving Enforcement Training Program and provides SFST, ARIDE and DRE training across the state.
  • the ATC supervises and manages the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Special Services Training Program for ALERRT; Run/Hide/Fight and the Alabama Sentry Program and provides this training across the state.
  • The ATC staff is responsible for documenting, recording and entering all annual continuing education unit hours for all ALEA arresting officers in the APOSTC system and the ALEA Personnel Training Record File.