What is the Academy like?

The Sarpy Douglas Law Enforcement Academy is a 20-week program held in the Sarpy County area. The SDLEA runs Monday through Friday. It consists of classroom work, firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation, and physical fitness training.

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1. What are the minimum requirements for becoming a police officer?
2. Where do I obtain an application?
3. How long does the hiring process take?
4. How do I prepare for the Physical Fitness Test?
5. Do I have to live in La Vista as an officer?
6. What kind of hours do police officers work?
7. What is the salary range of an officer?
8. What benefits are included?
9. What is the Academy like?
10. How long is the Field Training Officer Program (FTO)?