This course of study includes approximately 600 hours of classroom and lab experiences as accredited by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training (CLEST). The program is open only to law enforcement officers approved by CLEST for enrollment. Successful completion of the program signifies graduates meet statutory training requirements and are eligible for state certification as law enforcement officers.
The Basic Police Training program is offered twice per year. It consists of intensive instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical and tactical skills, physical education and conditioning, community relations, traffic crash investigation and enforcement, criminal justice system, first aid and safety, and ethics.