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Training Opportunities

Officers on smaller departments are responsible for handling the same variety of police calls as officers on large metropolitan departments.  Unlike large departments where officers might be limited to a specific area of expertise, Reedsburg officers handle anything thrown at them--and receive specialized training far beyond the state minimums in order to meet that responsibility.

Reedsburg officers have historically received more training than either the state average or the 24 hours required by Wisconsin state law.  This training utilizes a variety of delivery techniques, including hands-on practical training, inservice scenario training, online delivery, locally-sponsored schools, and schools throughout the state and country.

Every officer receives annual inservice training minimally including DAAT, firearms, and legal updates.  Biennial recertification includes CPR, defibrillation, and EVOC. A small sampling of other schools that RPD officers have attended includes:

  • DOJ Instructor Development
  • Firearms, DAAT, EVOC, and Vehicle Contact Instructor
  • Incident Command System
  • Arson Investigation
  • Simunitions Supervisor
  • Child Abuse Investigation
  • Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)
  • Stolen Vehicle Identification & Recovery
  • Identity Theft
  • Evidence Technician
  • Handgun/Rifle Armorer
  • Critical Incident Management
  • Field Training Officer
  • First Line Supervision
  • Sex Crime Investigation
  • Forensic Interviewing
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Sauk County ERT (SWAT) Participant
  • Sauk County CIN (Negotiation) Team Participation
  • Sauk County Drug Task Force Participation