Western To Offer Law Enforcement Academy

Western Technical College will offer a 720-Hour State Certified Basic Recruit Academy for persons seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday-Friday, January 7-May 10 2019 at the Sparta Public Safety Training Center, 11177 County Road A.

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. Applications are currently being accepted.