The APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy Baldwin County formerly Southwest Alabama Police Academy (SWAPA) was establish in 1972 pursuant to the passage of the Minimum Standards Act in 1971 by the State of Alabama creating the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission.

We offer a wide variety of advanced courses for the veteran officers looking to advance their careers and/or meet the Alabama Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission continuing education requirements. If you have any questions or comments concerning this website, or any courses offered at the Academy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The academy utilizes the specialized services of guest instructors who graciously donate their time and expertise, in our efforts to provide the most knowledgeable practitioners in their various fields of expertise.

The Academy is constantly striving to improve the quality and availability of training for officers and agencies. If your agency has a training need, please feel free to contact the Academy.