Sgt. Dan Palmer
Deputy Director Area A:
Deputy Director Area B:
Deputy Director Area C/Deputy Camp Commandant:
Sgt. Dave Hornung
Officer Jason Warren
Officer Mike Dickinson
Officer Brady Little
Assistant Camp Commandant:
Sergeant Diana Mondragon-Verret
Officer Tiffany HaroldLinks Section
|The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA)--Arizona's Junior Law Cadet Program|
| WHAT IS ALLECA? |
The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (ALLECA)has been in existence for 33-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. 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 2014 (Graduating Class and Staff at Graduation Ceremony) The class photograph will be posted soon. The ALLECA 2014 Class took place from May 31st to June 7th in 2014. We had fun and we hope all of the Cadets had fun too and learned something new that will help them in the future. We had 21 graduates (including Cadet Advisors) for ALLECA 2014. Cadet Jacob McDuffy(Bagera) was selected as the Most Improved Cadet, Jason Smith(Smitty Built) was selected for the Never Quit-Never Die award, and Cadets Santiago Pesqueira (Pescado)and Class President Robbie-Ann Hardesty(Charity) were selected as the Most Physically Fit Male and Female. For those wanting to attend ALLECA in 2015 the class see the on-going class tab below for further information. We are hoping to have 50 Cadets per-class. Cadets will need to arrive at the academy wearing a plain white t-shirt, running shorts, and running shoes between 0900 and 1230 hours. Additional information will be provided in the "Call to Report" that each cadet will receive by email. Graduation will commence at 2:00 P.M. on the following Saturday, so it is suggested that family and friends arrive at the academy no later than 1:30 P.M.|
|On-Going Class Information|
The ALLECA 2015 dates are as follows: May 30, 2015 to June 6, 2015. Applications should be available by November 2014, but we will not begin accepting applications for 2015 until January 1, 2015. The deadline to have applications turned-in for 2015 will be April 3, 2015. The graduation will be conducted at the St. Joseph's Youth Camp--Mormon Lake Village and will occur most likely at 1300 hours on June 6, 2015. The guest speaker for 2015 will be Department of Arizona Commander Andy Jaime, American Legion.
|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.
| Inspections and Marching|
ALLECA Class 2013 Single File Marching for Graduation Ceremony
| Other Class Pictures|
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ALLECA Class 2014 Graduation Formation Ceremony
| 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 JUNIOR LAW CADET PROGRAM|
PO Box 1627 Peoria, AZ Phoenix, AZ 85380-1627