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Law Enforcement

Western offers a variety of in-service, advanced, and specialized law enforcement training classes. These courses provide the essential skills, knowledge, and resources necessary for law enforcement officers to stay current in your training.

Our Law Enforcement courses and programs offer you the opportunity to enhance and sharpen your skills in the areas of investigations, patrol, leadership, survival, and many others. Training courses incorporate realistic and practical approaches from experienced instructors.

For a complete list of these offerings, see the current course descriptions below.

Course Descriptions

Law Enforcement Academy – Spring 2021

Date: January 11-May 14, 2021
Time: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Western’s Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus

This is a 720-hour Certified Basic Recruit Academy (18 weeks) for persons seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. Costs include training, use of firearm/ammunition (if needed) and other related training items. For more information call the Public Safety office at 608-789-4747.

Email schendels@westerntc.edu for application forms. Applications accepted until the academy is full.

Course Flyer


Instructor Training – Instructor Development Course

Dates: February 2-5, 2021
Location: Western Public Safety Training Center – Sparta Campus
Cost: $200.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2021

This course prepares criminal justice instructor-candidates to create a learning environment that supports learners. Competencies include planning and managing learning, training and evaluation methods, and delivering teaching scenarios. This curriculum is endorsed by the Law Enforcement Standards Board and is required of instructors seeking LESB certification. This is a pre-requisite course for all LESB approved specialized training courses.

Course Flyer with Registration Forms


Instructor Training – Instructor Development Course

Dates: February 16-19, 2021
Location: Western Public Safety Training Center – Sparta Campus
Cost: $200.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021

Prepares criminal justice instructor-candidates to create a learning environment that supports learners. Competencies include planning and managing learning, training and evaluation methods and delivering teaching scenarios. This curriculum is endorsed by the Law Enforcement Standards Board and is required of instructors seeking LESB certification. This is a pre-requisite course for all LESB approved specialized training courses.

Course Flyer with Registration Forms


Law Enforcement Academy – Summer 2021

Date: June 14-October 15, 2021
Time: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Western’s Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus

This is a 720-hour Certified Basic Recruit Academy (18 weeks) for persons seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. Costs include training, use of firearm/ammunition (if needed) and other related training items. For more information call the Public Safety office at 608-789-4747.

Application packet will be available February 1, 2021. Email schendels@westerntc.edu for application forms. Applications accepted until the academy is full.

Course Flyer

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