Wisconsin State Patrol Academy



This course prepares Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) certified officers to effectively administer and teach the vehicle contacts training program.  This course emphasizes teaching and learning techniques that promote active learning, support learners with a variety of learning preferences and needs and generate continuous improvements in teaching and learning. The goal of this program is to prepare certified officers who are proficient in making vehicle contacts to deliver the LESB-approved vehicle contact curriculum.



  • Identify instructor responsibilities
  • Describe the components of the basic vehicle contacts curriculum packet (orientation to course materials).
  • Prepare a vehicle contacts instructor candidate teaching assignment.
  • Describe how to run a driving range during a Vehicle Contacts Course.
  • Describe safety procedures for using weapons (simulated/mock weapons or real weapons) during vehicle contacts training.
  • Review how to teach an approach, non-approach, and high-risk vehicle contact and how to correct student errors.
  • Present your teaching assignment.
  • Critique the Vehicle Contacts Instructor Course


  • Completed Criminal Justice Instructor Development Course (CJ-IDC)
  • Complete Instructor Training Course Application DJ-LE-336
    • State Patrol employees should bring the form completed and it will be signed at the Academy. 
    • Personnel from outside of the DSP need to have the form signed by an administrator from their agency and submit a copy to the Academy in advance of admission to the course.


  • This is an instructor course. Anyone attending the instructor course is expected to know the below skills prior to attending the course. You will be tested at the beginning of the course. If you do not pass these skills you will not be allowed to continue in the course.
    • Take the written pre-test to assess your knowledge of the basic vehicle contacts skills.  You must pass with a minimum score of 80% to be admitted into the vehicle contacts instructor course.
    • Perform basic vehicle contacts skills on a driving range to assess your knowledge of the basic vehicle contacts skills. 

If you do not pass the practical pre-test to the satisfaction of the MIT you will not be admitted into the vehicle contacts instructor course. You will be critiqued on the following basic skills on the driving range:  Approach Contact, Non-approach Contact, High-risk Contact 


You can register for this course here: Wisconsin State Patrol Academy Course Registration.  

If you have any questions, please contact the program director.​