School of Human and Protective Services

Protective Services Education Building 100
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-5400

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Law Enforcement Training

Courses are open to law enforcement officers and agencies only. Pre-registration is required.

Reserve Seat

You will receive confirmation of enrollment within two weeks of the start date.

Your agency will be billed upon the start date of the course and your attendance is observed. We delay billing to ensure student attendance and minimize college refund procedures. If you are paying for this class privately, you will be invoiced at the start of the class.

  • Threat Group Training

    This two-day course will identify gangs and threat groups such as: West Coast Hispanic Gangs, Folk and Peoples Nation, along with White Supremacy and Sovereign Citizen groups. You will learn their origins, evolutions, signs, symbols, affiliations, belief systems, ideologies, structures, tactics, recruitment, propaganda and more.

    Discover how these groups in Wisconsin affiliate with groups in other parts of the United States. You will also learn about where they are in our state and the effects they have on our communities and the challenges they present to law enforcement. More importantly, you will learn about their potential for violence and interactions with law enforcement along with important officer safety issues.

    Dates: Fall - TBA
    Cost: $60
    Location: Madison College Public Safety Training Facility, W2140 Krause Rd, Columbus, WI 53925
    Instructor:  Captain Jason Wilke, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
    Captain Wilke has been with Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 19 years and is the security threat group coordinator at the Redgranite Institution. Wilke is the president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and an adjunct instructor at Madison College.

    Equipment: Note taking materials.

  • Instructor Development Course (IDC)

    Prerequisite course for anyone wishing to become certified as a WI DOJ Training and Standards-level Instructor.  Instructor Development Course (IDC) must be completed prior to your enrollment in any Unified Tactic Instructor Course. IDC is also a great course to have if you develop agency training, presentations, or skill testing. Required: Application to Attend Criminal Justice Instructor Development Course (DJ-LE-335) (Log into WILENET)

    Date:Jan. 28-31, 2019, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Cost: $115
    Location: Public Safety Training Facility Room A103, W2140 Krause Rd. Columbus,
    Instructor: Larry Lathrop
    Equipment: Note-taking materials, Laptop if you have one available

  • Firearms Instructor

    This course provides basic LESB Handgun and Rifle Instructor Certification. You will master basic firearms competency skills, identify and correct problem shooters, development range programs and skill enhancement programs, and perform agency policy assessments and improvements.

    Equipment needed: Body armor, ball cap, eye and ear protection, laptop and thumb drive, agency policy on firearms and training, duty belt, duty weapon, duty patrol rifle/sling, and training attire. Students will need 1000 rounds of handgun ammunition, 650 rounds of rifle ammunition.

    Handgun Dates: Nov. 26-29, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Location: Comm Ave. 2125 Commercial Ave, Madison

    Rifle Datesf: Nov. 30, Dec 3 & 4, 2018 , 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: DCLETC Range, 5184 Hwy 19, Waunakee, WI.

    Cost: $195.00
    Master Instructors: Larry Lathrop

  • Vehicle Contacts Instructor

    This course is designed to meet the requirements for Vehicle Contacts Instructor certification through the WI DOJ-LESB. Learn the legal basis for making vehicle contacts; how to conduct a threat assessment to help determine the appropriate type of contact; and, how to conduct different types of vehicle contacts, how to coach students, manage the classroom, and manage practical skills training. You will use these skills to instruct and conduct vehicle contact scenarios in a safe and effective learning environment.

    REQUIRED: Must have completed the 32-hour CJ-IDC course before attending, or be a currently-certified ESB Instructor. You must be a certified officer with at least three years of experience.

    Date: Aug. 27-30, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Cost: $85
    Location: Madison College Public Safety Training Facility, W2140 Krause Rd. Columbus, WI 53925
    INSTRUCTOR: J.F. “Harry” Barger – Master Instructor
    EQUIPMENT: Laptop, thumb drive, agency policy, duty belt, training attire, training weapon. NO LIVE AMMO. Vehicles for training provided by the college. You may bring a department emergency vehicle.

  • EVOC Instructor

    This Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control (EVOC) class is intended to provide you with the necessary skills and certification to instruct EVOC based on Wisconsin Training and Standards Bureau criteria. You will learn and become competent in developing training curriculum, managing the classroom, setting up and managing practical skills exercises, coaching students, vehicle dynamics, liability issues, policy review and development, fleet management and more.

    We have multiple training vehicles to give each student exposure to pursuit-rated operations in Dodge sedans, Chevy sedans, Ford Interceptors, and Ford Interceptor SUV.

    Required: Must have completed the 32-hour CJ-IDC course before attending, OR be a currently-certified LESB instructor. Must be a certified officer with at least three years’ experience.

    Date: Sept 10-14, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Cost: $155
    Location: Madison College Public Safety Training Facility, W2140 Krause Rd. Columbus, WI.
    Instructor: Master Instructor Harry Barger
    Equipment: Laptop, thumb drive, agency policy, duty belt, training attire, training weapon. No live ammo. Vehicles for training provided by college. You may bring an agency emergency vehicle.

  • Basic Camera Use For Scenes and Evidence

    Introduces the Police Officer to the “Basics” of On-Scene photography.  This includes basic camera functions for successful images; an understanding of exposure modes and how/when to use them; how to recognize situations that lead to bad photos, and how to avoid them; getting better images during night and low light situations; using internal and external flash along with alternatives to flash at night and low light situations. You will need to bring a camera. Cell phone cameras should not be used in this class in order to gain maximum benefit from the training.

    Date: Sept 18, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Cost: $31
    Location:  Madison College Public Safety Training Facility
           W2140 Krause Rd.
           Columbus, WI  53925
    Instructor: Ron Groffy
    He is an active member, elected officer, past president and past chairman of the board of the Wisconsin Association for Identification, a member of the International Association for Identification and a charter member of the Wisconsin Association for Homicide Investigators.
    Equipment: Note taking materials, Camera. Cell Phone Camera not recommended.

  • Pursuit Training

    This four-hour 2017-2019 Pursuit Biennium training will address a number of issues affecting public and officer safety. It will include: reviewing basic EVOC skills that might be used during emergency response and/or pursuits, reviewing the steps for conducting a high-risk contact at the end of a pursuit, and reviewing how to conduct a non-traditional high-risk contact due to unusual position of the suspect vehicle following a PIT maneuver, moving roadblock, or crash.


    Required: Departments are to bring their own squads for the training. Note: Officers must have completed the 2015-2017 LESB curriculum by June 30, 2017, in order to be eligible to take the 2017-2019 curriculum. 

    Date: October 3, 9 and 24, 2018, 8 a.m. - noon sessions
    Cost: $18
    Location: Madison College Public Safety Training Facility, W2140 Krause Rd, Columbus, WI 53925
    Instructor: Harry Barger
    EquipmentDepartment squad, duty gear and training weapons
    Max Capacity: 16 students per session

  • Tactical Response Instructor

    This four-day (32 hour) course, taught by Master Instructor Trainers, prepares instructor candidates for certification as a Tactical Response instructor. Graduates of this class will be able to instruct officers in building and room clearing, response to violent incidents including response to active shooter incidents. Please bring duty belt (no live/lethal), flashlight, vest, eye protection.

    Required: Attendees must have current LESB Instructor in either DAAT/Firearms or have completed formal tactical training such as Basic SWAT or ALERRT Development Course. Submission of a DJ-LE-336 showing LESB Instructor Certification and Instructor Development Certification is required. 

    Date: December 3 – 6, 20188 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Cost: $125
    Location: Madison College Protective Services Building, 1701 Pearson Street, Madison
    Instructor: Dan Horvatin
    Equipment: Duty belt (no live/lethal), flashlight, vest, eye protection.

  • Firearms Certifier Training

    Prerequisites:  Student meets the requirements of WI ss. SPS 34.04

    Date:  December 11, 2018, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


    Location:  Madison Area Technical College

                       2125 Commercial Avenue

                       Madison, WI  53704

         (The indoor range is located across the parking lot from the main and      

         larger building and in the single story building.)


    Instructor:  Larry Lathrop


    Equipment Needed: Firearm, 250 Rounds of Ammunition, Holster, Duty Belt, Body Armor (we do have this available if you don’t have it.

Upcoming Offerings

Regularly offered topics include:

  • Active Shooter Preparedness
  • Interrogation Techniques
  • Vehicle Contacts Instructor Course
  • Instructor Development Course (IDC)
  • International Police Mountain Bike Association Basic Certification
  • First Aid Mental Health for Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Public Safety
  • HR218 - by request
  • Firearms Certifier
  • Basic Drug Identification
  • Force Transition Course

Reserve Seat