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January 27, 2012

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State Patrol recruits progressing through training at Fort McCoy

Wisconsin State Patrol recruits are about two-thirds of the way through training in the 58th Recruit Class held at Fort McCoy.
PHOTO: Wisconsin State Patrol recruits train on how make contact with a vehicle. Photo by Rob Schuette
Wisconsin State Patrol recruits train on the correct procedures to make contact with a vehicle. The training occurred during a recruit class at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Sgt. Tony Green, program director for Class 58 for the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy, said vehicle contact training teaches the recruits how to make the proper approaches to vehicles and how to position their vehicles to ensure their safety.

The training session covered the techniques for both high-risk and daily stops, such as for a traffic stop.

Recruits still have a lot of training to complete before they become State Patrol troopers or inspectors, Green said.

The recruits will learn how to use radar to observe motorists traveling on highways.

Green said they also will learn how to reconstruct a traffic crash scene to determine what occurred during an accident.

The recruits will receive extensive training on the various facets of stopping, investigating and arresting motorists for operating motor vehicles while intoxicated.

PHOTO: Wisconsin State Patrol recruits train on restraining a “suspect”. Photo by Rob Schuette
Wisconsin State Patrol recruits train on restraining a “suspect” during a vehicle contact training session at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Green said the training is going well and the recruits will finish the course in late March.

The remaining training for the recruits includes traffic management, civil disturbance training, impaired driving in addition to intoxicated driving, motor carrier traffic, physical fitness training and firearm training, among others, Green said.

After graduation, the recruits will fill in vacancies on the Wisconsin State Patrol work force in the trooper and inspector fields.
The Wisconsin State Patrol Academy hosts many other training opportunities for local and state law enforcement personnel from throughout the state, Green said.

For more information about courses at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy, call 608-269-2500.

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