Officer Training

New Police Officers
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau requires all new police officers to successfully complete an approved 520-hour recruit training course.

While at the academy, the recruits receive classroom, field, and hands-on/scenario-based training.

Current Officers
Taser TrainingThe Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau mandates that each sworn officer receives a minimum of 24 hours of approved training yearly in order to remain certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of Wisconsin.

In-service training received at the Waukesha County Technical College as well as in-house training provides officers with instruction in the areas of:
  • Critical incident response/Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Vehicle contacts
  • Officer safety
  • Domestic terrorism
  • Emergency vehicle operation
  • Legal updates
  • Firearms
  • Use of force - hands-on and less lethal
  • CPR
  • Recertification in Electronic Control Device (ECD)