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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 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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720 LE Academy Physical Readiness Assessment

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

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 – 12:00pm

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


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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