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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

Basic Jailer Academy 

Dates: November 1-19 and November 29-December 10, 2021 (No classes from November 20-28)
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, October 22, 2021

Whether 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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DAAT Instructor Course

Dates: Monday thru Friday, January 10-25, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $800.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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.

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POSC Instructor Course

Dates: Monday thru Friday, January 10-21, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $800.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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.

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Law Enforcement Academy – Spring 2022

Date: February 8-June 10, 2022
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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Law Enforcement Academy – Summer 2022

Date: June 6-October 8, 2022
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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