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Western Offers Law Enforcement Academy

LE Academy 2015

SPARTA, Wis., Jan. 19, 2017 – Western Technical College will offer a 720-hour, state certified Basic Recruit Academy for individuals seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday-Friday, June 26-Oct. 27, 2017 at the Sparta Public Safety Training Center, 11177 County Road A.

 Applications are due by Feb. 17 to be considered for the initial interview process. After Feb. 17, the applications are accepted on a first-come basis. Only 24 recruits will be accepted in the academy.

Potential recruits must fill out a pre-service or employed application packet. A detailed application process is required for pre-service candidates, including interviews and background checks before admission to the academy. Candidates must have 60 college credits or be employed by a sponsoring agency. In addition, recruits must be able to perform all physical activities related to areas of the curriculum and physical fitness testing.

The tuition cost for the academy is $5,000. Other expenses for the academy may include the textbook/mask for the CPR topic, uniform clothing, and printing costs for student manuals for the topics in the academy. To apply, contact Sheila Schendel at schendels@westerntc.edu or 608-789-4747 for information and application forms.

 For more information about programs and services at Western, call 608-785-9200.