Careers, Forms, and Reciprocity

Careers, Forms, and Reciprocity

Information for Persons Interested in Becoming a Certified Law Enforcement,
Tribal Law Enforcement, Jail, or Secure Juvenile Detention Officer

The links below will acquaint you with the minimum requirements established by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB), which is the certifying authority in Wisconsin for such officers.

LESB Standards for Law Enforcement, Tribal Law Enforcement, Jail, and Secure Juvenile Detention Officers
The LESB Policy and Procedures Manual lists the minimum requirements for the following topic areas:

  • Employment Minimum Standards
  • Pre-Employment Drug Testing
  • Preparatory Training Requirement and Timeline for Completion
  • Minimum Standards for Admission to Wisconsin Preparatory Training
  • Time Constraints Related to Re-Employment and Re-Certification
  • Reciprocity & Transfer Officers

Preparatory Training


In order to be "certified" as an officer by the LESB, you must be hired and employed by a Wisconsin police department, sheriff's office or state agency performing law enforcement, jail, and/or secure juvenile detention functions. Then, the agency seeks certification on behalf of the officer. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact one of the directors of a LESB-certified training school, your prospective law enforcement employer's personnel office or the Training & Standards Bureau at 608/266-8800.