Agencies across the state and even around the country are constantly in need of quality applicants entering the law enforcement field.
That's why Legion Wisconsin launched WALLECA, designed to provide first-hand experiences and insight into the operation of law enforcement agencies. The program is exclusively for current Juniors and Seniors in high school who are in good academic standing.
WALLECA offers physical fitness training coupled with classroom instruction and hands-on training. Topics of instruction include crime scene investigation, firearms training, de-escalation and arrest tactics, OWI enforcement, human trafficking, tactical response, ethics, and team-building exercises.
I wanted to take a few moments to express my thankfulness to you, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Legion, and everyone else who made this past week possible. When I was asked Monday why I wanted to attend, I was being truthful when I said programs like WALLECA are rare. Driving home yesterday I passed a few troopers and deputies and realized that I had a newfound appreciation for them, what they do, and what they accomplished to be where they are today. The fact that I was able to attend is a major step in my path to law enforcement. Some things this week I learned for the first time and other things I improved on from my explorer program……… Not only did I learn new skills but I was also taught more personal things by my squad leaders….. This is a core memory and I will definitely suggest the program to those after me. I will also have to credit the program for any success I have in the law enforcement field.
Collin – 2023 Academy