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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 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.

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Instructor Training – Instructor Development Course

Dates: February 21-24, 2023
Where: Western's Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $200.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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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High Risk Vehicle Contacts Course

Course Dates: April 10, 11, 19, 20, or May 1, 2023 (Only one date is required)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Western’s Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus

This 8-hour course will transition current Vehicle Contacts Instructors to the new LESB approved model for High Risk Vehicle Contacts, as well as provide information on Connected and Automated Vehicles; ATV/UTV’s and Snowmobiles. All current LESB certified Vehicle Contacts instructors will be required to complete this transition course by 12/31/2023 to remain in good standing.

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Professional Communications Instructor Course

Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, April 18-19-20, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western's Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $175.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

This 24-hour training program is designed to provide instructor candidates with the opportunity for Wisconsin LESB certification as a Professional Communication Skills LESB instructor. This certification is required for training at the recruit level and/or in-service level when utilizing Wisconsin's Law Enforcement Standards Board manuals and/or training curriculum. Must have completed the 32-hour CJ-IDC course before attending, OR be a currently-certified LES 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.

Course Flyer and Registration Forms


Scenario Instructor Training

Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, April 25-26, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Western's Public Safety Training Facility – Sparta Campus
Cost: $100.00 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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.

Course Flyer and Registration Forms


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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