Aspiring law enforcers and all interested applicants are encouraged by the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) to join the 25th Law Enforcement Academy slated June 12 until September 7.

BPS Director Alloysius Alonz, in an interview with Island Times yesterday, said that applications for the Law Enforcement Academy is now open and it will last until June 4.

The application is open to all individuals who are at least 21 years old, high school graduates, and are physically fit.

Alonz said that for the training, a classroom at the Palau Community College will be utilized for it.

“This is also an opportunity for the people who wanted to join the police force and any law enforcement [agencies] because this is part of the minimum requirement if you want to join the law enforcement,” Alonz said.

The training will run for about eight weeks or three months, Alonz added.

Alonz explained that the Law Enforcement Academy is different from the one they conducted the last time which was the Basic Police Academy as the latter was solely designed for the police force only while the former is open to all types of law enforcers and the public as well.

“The basic police academy is specifically tailored for the police but the law enforcement academy can be for the customs [officers], immigration officers, PAN officers, and any law enforcers,” Alonz said.

In the BPS’ public announcement, it was stated that the academy will cover a series of law enforcement and policing courses and it will include daily physical fitness training.

“All interested individuals, agencies and or state governments interested in enrolling in the 2+ Law Enforcement Academy should submit their name and or lists of names along with copies of the following: a valid passport and or birth certificate, high school diploma or equivalent — GED, and a recent police clearance to the Bureau of Public Safety, starting today and before I June 2018,” the public announcement reads. (Rhealyn C. Pojas/Reporter)