On November 30, 2023, Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police President Ryan Windorff testified in front of the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in support of Assembly Bills 620 and 637.
Assembly Bill 620 proposes changes to the current law that requires officer recruits for law enforcement agencies, jails, or juvenile detention facilities to complete preparatory training and for law enforcement officers to complete annual recertification training. The proposed changes require the Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) to pay the law enforcement agency for the approved preparatory expenses, and increase the minimum amount per officer for annual recertification training from $160 to $320.
The training requirements for law enforcement officers in Wisconsin are designed to ensure that officers have the knowledge and skills they need to serve and protect their communities effectively while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. Passing this bill will show a commitment to the safety and well-being of our communities. It is important to support our law enforcement officers by providing them with the necessary resources to perform their duties effectively and stay safe.
Read the full testimony in support of Assembly Bill 620.... Here