The IRSC Criminal Justice Institute offers the Law Enforcement Academy at different intervals throughout the year. Academy classes are held both during the day and in the evening. The day academy is approximately 24 weeks in length, meeting Monday-Friday. The evening academy meets Monday-Friday and occasionally on Saturdays for a period of approximately 44 weeks. Each academy offers 848 hours of training and is of a para-military structure. Student-recruits will wear Academy uniforms and participate in a highly structured and disciplined classroom environment.