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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

720 LE Academy Physical Readiness Assessment

The physical readiness entrance assessment will be offered on the following date at Western’s Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus:

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.

All police academy candidates and law enforcement recruits must complete and pass the police physical readiness test. The test must be completed at a DOJ certified law enforcement academy. This test will meet that standard. Candidates must be physically capable of running 1.5 miles, completing sit-ups, push-ups and various other tests of physical fitness. All candidates must complete a medical assessment prior to taking the physical readiness test. The medical assessment form must be completed and signed by a physician. For more information call the Public Safety office at 608-789-4747.

To obtain a copy of the registration forms please contact Western’s Public Safety office at 608-789-4747. Completed registration forms should be emailed to schendels@westerntc.edu.


Law Enforcement Academy – Spring 2020

Date: January 6-May 8, 2020
Time: Monday-Friday, 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 – Email schendels@westerntc.edu for application forms. Applications accepted until the academy is full.

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POSC Instructor

Dates: January 27-February 7, 2020
Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $725.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020

This 80-hour course will certify successful students to instruct correctional officers and Jail Academy students in LESB’s Principles of Subject Control (POSC) curriculum. Attendees will be trained in effective teaching techniques and will experience intensive training in the tactics and skills included in POSC. Students need to have completed a 32-hour CJ-Instructor Development Course as a prerequisite for the POSC class.

Please contact the Public Safety Office at 608-789-4747 with any questions. Completed registration forms can be emailed to schendels@westerntc.edu

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DAAT Instructor School

Dates: Monday thru Friday, January 27-February 11, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $725.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020

This 96-hour course, taught by a Master Instructor Trainer, prepares instructor candidates for certification as a LESB DAAT instructor. Students must have completed the 32-hour CJ-IDC course before attending, OR be a currently-certified LESB instructor, and have 3 years full-time experience.

Please contact the Public Safety Office at 608-789-4747 with any questions. Completed registration forms can be emailed to schendels@westerntc.edu.

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Instructor Training – Instructor Development Course

Dates: February 4-7, 2020
Where: Western Public Safety Training Center – Sparta Campus
Cost: $200.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020

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.

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Scenario Instructor Training

Dates: Wednesday-Thursday, March 25-26, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $100.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020

This 16-hour course, taught by a Scenario Master Instructor Trainer, prepares instructor candidates for certification as an LESB Scenario Instructor. The course includes scenario training, testing, and force-on-force safety and training techniques. Must have completed the 32-hour CJ-IDC course before attending, OR be a currently-certified LESB instructor, and have 3 years full-time experience.

Please contact the Public Safety Office at 608-789-4747 with any questions. Completed registration forms can be emailed to schendels@westerntc.edu.

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Basic Jailer Academy

Dates: May 22-June 26, 2020 (No class on Monday, May 25)
Time: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Western’s Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $940.00 (Academy Tuition)
Additional Materials: CPR Manual/Mask
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

Whether you are seeking the education to obtain an entry level position as a County Jailer or Correctional Officer in the State of Wisconsin, or are already employed by a County agency, Western’s Basic Jailer Academy offers students high-quality training through classroom and scenario-based instruction.

Please email schendels@westerntc.edu for the registration forms.

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Law Enforcement Academy – Summer 2020

Dates: June 15-October 16, 2020
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 – Email schendels@westerntc.edu for application forms. Applications accepted until the academy is full.

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