Law Enforcement - Basic Recruit Academy

Short-Term Technical Diploma


About the Academy

In order to become certifiable as a law enforcement officer in the State of Wisconsin the Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) requires successful completion of a 720 hour training curriculum (police academy training).**

Full-Time Academy

The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy is a program for those that are interested in a career in law enforcement. This 720-hour training meets the requirement to be eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer. The curriculum is set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau and is taught by certified Law Enforcement Academy Instructors.

A part-time program was launched during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Contact the Public Safety Division for more information at (608) 757-7691.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
504-500 Overview of Patrol Response 0.5-2
504-501 Physical Fitness 0.5-1
504-502 Application of Investigations 0.5-1
504-503 Overview of Criminal Justice 0.5-1
504-504 Principles of Emergency Vehicle Response 1-2
504-505 Sensitive Crimes 1-2
504-506 Overview of Investigations 1-2
504-507 Application of Traffic Response 1-3
504-508 Principles of Investigation 0.5-1
504-509 Principles of Tactics 1-5
504-510 Overview of Tactics 0.5-1
504-511 Scenario Assessment 0.5-1
 Total Credits8.5-22