About The Academy
The APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa was chartered in October 2000, and is located at the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa maintains a close working relationship with several local agencies: the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the University of Alabama Police Department, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, and Northport Police Department, utilizing both personnel and facilities of these agencies. The Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa is a regional academy, striving to prepare its students to return to their respective agencies as ready for the field as possible.
Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa features modernized classroom facilities, including central projectors, sound systems, and Smart boards in both classrooms. Classroom A, a 1,575 sq. ft. classroom where the Basic class is typically housed, and is often converted to a gym for Defensive Tactics training and occasional physical training. Classroom B is a 990 sq. ft. classroom that is used for continuing education classes. Students are afforded break times in our library, which features basic amenities for student use. Our outdoor facilities include an agility course, a drill field, and miles of paved asphalt for running. Firearms training is typically held at the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s firing range, which is one of the most picturesque facilities in the state of Alabama. Driver training is held in Montgomery at the Alabama Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicle Operations Center.
It is the mission of the APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy at Tuscaloosa to train Law Enforcement Personnel. The Academy provides basic and advanced officer training. The Ultimate goal of the training is to equip Law Enforcement Personnel with the knowledge and skills so that they might be effective in the profession of Law Enforcement.