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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 – Summer 2022

Dates: 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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Instructor Training – Instructor Development Course

Dates: September 20-23, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western’s Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $200.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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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Basic Jailer Academy

Dates: October 31-December 9, 2022 (NO Classes Nov. 21-25)
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, October 21, 2022

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 you are already employed by a County agency, Western’s Basic Jailer Academy offers students high-quality training through classroom and scenario-based instruction.

Course Flyer and Registration Forms


Law Enforcement Academy – Spring 2023

Dates: February 6-June 9, 2023
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.

Course Flyer


Law Enforcement Academy – Summer 2023

Dates: June 5-October 6, 2023
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.

Course Flyer

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