Law Enforcement Recruit Academy 

This 520 hour academy is specifically designed for potential law enforcement officers in need of meeting Wisconsin certification requirements.  The competency-based instruction meets the criteria set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau.  Training is delivered through a combination of lecture, multi-media, interactive group discussion and hands-on instruction.  All full-time training is conducted at FVTC in the Criminal Justice Department, Appleton, Wisconsin.  Some training will take place outdoors and in the evening hours to simulate actual conditions.  The training instructors are a combination of full-time educators, law enforcement officers, supervisors and administrators who are recognized as leaders in law enforcement training.  Only 24 recruits will be accepted in each academy.

Recruit Academy Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, each participant will:

  • Meet the basic requirements for employment as a Wisconsin law enforcement officer
  • Demonstrate the basic competency proficiency skills required for performance as an entry law enforcement officer
  • Students will complete the academy with a one week capstone testing process, which will evaluate the student’s competencies in scenario based situations.  The department will receive a strength and weakness assessment on each student which is linked to a field training model.
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Academy Requirements

Academy Costs

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Upon Admission to the Academy

Academy Curriculum

Potential Future Employment Options

Academy Housing

For any other questions, please contact Jessica Heimann at (920) 735-4773 or


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