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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:

CPM Director
Robbi Dreifuerst
robbi.dreifuerst@wisc.edu
608-262-3830

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 2017-2018 Command College is in progress

Schedule

You will attend class 5 consecutive days approximately every other month over a 9-month period beginning in September, with graduation in June. The 2017-2018 schedule appears below.


Location

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


Fee

$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 will be posted to WILENET.


Application deadline

May 1, 2018


THIS PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE.

Questions? Contact Command College director Chief Bradley Wentlandt, Greenfield Police Department: brad.wentlandt@wisc.edu.


2017-2018 Command College schedule

(class sequence subject to change)

September

09/11 Law Enforcement Trends/Challenges
09/12 Management Assessment
09/13 – 09/14 Leadership
09/15 Executive Writing

October-November

10/30 Presentation Skills
10/31 Human Resource Management Part 1
11/01 Generational Communication
11/02 The Public Management Profession
11/03 Credible Leadership

January

01/08 Problem Solving
01/09 – 01/10 Budgeting
01/11 Organizational Performance Measures
01/12 Ethics

March

03/05 Human Resource Management Part 2
03/06 Strategic Planning and Change
03/07 Fair and Impartial Policing
03/08 Succession Planning
03/09 Officer and Agency Wellness

April-May

04/30 Productivity and Quality Improvement
05/01 Strategic Communications
05/02 DiSC and 5 Habits of Effective Teams
05/03 Internal Investigations
05/04 Records Management

June

06/04 Group Project/Applied Projects
06/05 Project Presentations/Case Studies
06/06 – 06/07 Case Studies
06/08 Graduation

Command College in the News

Law Enforcement Command College grads benefit Wisconsin communities

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Command College prepares grads for leadership roles

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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. Visit their website: www.wccalumni.org.