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Inspiring the Next Generation of First Responders


The 2023 session of WALLECA will be July 24-28, 2023. 

The 2024 session of WALLECA will be July 29-August 2, 2024.


This past week I attended WALLECA. I was scared that it would change my opinion on wanting to become a police officer, but in reality, it showed me who I could be in the future. I got to meet the brightest, amazing women and men ever, and learned a lot about the field of law enforcement. Thank you for everything American Legion and Wisconsin State Patrol.” – Holly – 2022 WALLECA cadet

Why is our Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA) so important?   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.


Real World Training

WALLECA offers physical fitness training coupled with classroom instruction and hands-on training. Topics of instruction include crime scene investigation, firearms training, deescalation and arrest tactics, OWI enforcement, human trafficking, tactical response, ethics, and team building exercises.

2022 WALLECA Sponsors


WALLECA is funded by our sponsors and supporters across Wisconsin who understand the importance of developing our next generation of first responders. Please join us and donate today!

2021 WALLECA Testimonial

I had an amazing week. I miss it so much already. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I learned so much, and I’m so grateful for not only the experience, but for each and every one of you that helped and taught us. That experience meant more to me than anyone could know. I not only got to learn more about a huge passion of mine, but I got to meet some really inspiring people. I got to meet peers that I will most likely be friends with for the rest of my life, and I found a spark inside myself that I needed to find. So thank you. So much. It truly means a lot. -Ashley


It's our mission to enhance the lives of our Veterans and their families, inspire the next generation of Wisconsin leaders, and promote the principles of The Legion in every community across the Badger State.

Together, we can accomplish so much for those who need us. We welcome you to our Legion Family.