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Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy


Wisconsin American Legion

Law Enforcement

Career Academy


Attention ADULT Volunteers, for background checks CLICK HERE (not for students attending)

The Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA) is a program for current Juniors and Seniors in high school who are in good academic standing. The program provides a first-hand experience and insight into the operations of law enforcement agencies.

The program will offer physical fitness training coupled with classroom instruction and hands-on training. Topics of instruction include criminal law, constitutional law, patrol procedures, criminal investigation procedures, traffic crash investigation, evidence gathering techniques, arrest techniques, taking fingerprints, testifying in court, public speaking, leadership skills, report writing, interviewing techniques, crisis intervention, use of control and firearms training.

The 2020 program will run June 22-26, 2020. To submit your application, click on the application link below and complete the application between January 6, 2020 and February 25, 2020. Please note, this does not guarantee a spot in the academy, those chosen will be notified no later than April 1st. The last question on the application is a 250 word or less essay on why you would like to attend, so please be prepared for the essay prior to clicking on the application link. If you have any questions, please contact Sheri at


Physical fitness is an important part of law enforcement. Attached is the Physical Readiness Test Standards required by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards for a law enforcement officer.

Click Here to watch a video on the required tests.

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