Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College

Questions? Find answers to our most frequently asked questions below. If you continue to have questions, please contact us at: Program Coordinator Sunshine Jansen sunshine.jansen@wisc.edu 608-262-4354

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College is a joint venture of the Certified Public Manager® Program and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau. This intense, six-week in-residence leadership and management development program prepares law enforcement leaders for the challenges facing their profession. The group attends classes collectively, in six five-day sessions held at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy, becoming Certified Public Managers together.

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College class photo

Expectations of a Command College participant

In addition to attending 30 days of class, you will be required to:

  • complete pre-class assignments
  • write post-class reflective essays
  • write 3 papers, including an extensive applied project that benefits one’s agency, and
  • plan and participate in a group project that benefits the larger community.

The 2019-2020 Command College is in progress


You will attend class 5 consecutive days approximately every other month over a 9-month period beginning in September, with graduation in June. The current schedule appears below.


Wisconsin State Patrol Academy, Fort McCoy, WI (view map)


$1500 per student, including meals and lodging, payable in two $750 installments. Remaining costs – approximately $3000 per student – will be funded by a specialized training grant from the Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau.

How to apply

Information and applications can be found here

Application deadline

May 8, 2020


Questions? Contact Command College director Bradley Wentlandt: brad.wentlandt@wisc.edu.

2019-2020 Command College schedule

A copy of the current schedule is available for download here

(class sequence subject to change)

Command College in the News

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Command College Alumni Association

Created by Class 4 (2016-17) of the Command College as part of their group project, the Alumni Association brings past classes together and provides a forum to communicate and collaborate on issues important to law enforcement professionals. It is also a non-profit 503(c)(3) fundraising organization coordinating charitable donations to law enforcement families affected by violence or tragedy.