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4/20/2020: WLEA Advance Training Update

Dear Administrators,


As you are aware, WLEA has made several changes in the way we are doing business during this pandemic response and social distancing. These changes were made to ensure that we are continuing with our mission of training Wyoming's Peace and Detention Officers. We have been moving much of our Basic Course classroom/lecture content to an online, remote learning model.

 

With so much focus on new officers and completion of Basic, the advanced training team wanted to let you know about their efforts toward the continuation of training to go beyond Basic. While we currently can't hold any advanced training on campus, we are offering resources for veteran officers to receive POST-certified training hours. We understand that it isn't the same as attending class and interacting with fellow officers from around the state, but adaptation and adjustment is necessary during this time.  With these resources, officers can train around their schedule, or an entire shift can participate in roll call training. Online training can help ensure that an officer or deputy does not have a lapse in certification because they couldn't physically attend a training. 

All of these resources are found on the WLEA's updated website. We have put together a small clearinghouse of information that encompasses 8 WLEA "refresher" courses as well as several legitimate outside sources. At this time, the 8 WLEA classes are free of charge; but you must still follow the registration process. There are a few sources that require payment, but many are free of charge as well. We have also verified with POST that the hours will be accepted, as long as a submission for credit is completed per the listed instructions. 

For direct links:
Distance Learning page: https://www.wleacademy.com/distancelearning
Outside Resources page: https://www.wleacademy.com/outside-resources
COVID 19 training information page: https://www.wleacademy.com/covid-19-information

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact either Advanced Training Supervisor Justin Smith (Justin.smith1@wyo.gov) or Advanced Training Coordinator Tom Sweet (tom.sweet@wyo.gov) or by calling the Academy at 307-358-3617.  If you have suggestions you'd like to share for other sources of COVID training beneficial for Law Enforcement or other online law enforcement training courses, please let us know, and we'll add them to our clearing-house listing.

Regards,
Chuck Bayne
Director
Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy