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					                                  WISCONSIN POLICE EXPLORER ACADEMY
                                                            2011




Dear Explorers and Advisors,
It is my pleasure to announce the 2011 Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy that will be held this
summer. The mission of the Explorer Academy remains the same as it has been for previous
Academies, to provide an educational and exciting time for Explorers to develop familiarization
with basic police techniques. At this time, and by virtue of this application process, Explorers
throughout Wisconsin are encouraged to apply for attendance to this extraordinary event. Below,
are some informational details about the 2011 Academy:

WHEN:           Registration/Academy Kick-Off – Monday, August 15th, 2011 9AM-11AM
                Early registration is on Sunday, August 14th, 2011 3pm-5pm

                Closing Ceremonies* – Friday, August 19th, 2011; Early Afternoon.
                *Family members are encouraged to attend.

WHERE:          Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Facility (Map attached)
COST:           $125 per Advisor/Explorer.
                (Covers all lodging, supplies, meals beginning Monday lunch through Friday
                lunch, early arrivals on August 14th are responsible for their own dinners
                Sunday night)

                *** A $60.00 (Per Advisor/Explorer), NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO
                RESERVE SPACE DUE AT TIME OF APPLICATION (May 15th, 2011)**


Upon arrival at the Academy, each Explorer will be assigned to his/her level squad, assigned
squad partner, and lodging assignment. At least one (1) Advisor must stay the duration of the
Academy.

Attached, please find the forms regarding registration, medical, and timeline. All checks must be
made payable to “Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy”. Applications and checks MUST be
mailed to Academy Director Brent Kroll by May 15, 2011, at the following address:

                     Wisconsin Explorer Academy
                      PO Box 491
                     Hales Corners, WI 53130
ADVISORS: If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at (262) 894-0019

Yours in Exploring,

Brent Kroll
Academy Director


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          WISCONSIN POLICE EXPLORER ACADEMY
                       Registration Form / Emergency Contact


Name:                                                       Explorer or Advisor (Circle)
Date of Birth                            Sex                E-Mail Address
Address
City                                               Zip
Home Telephone                                     Cell/Alt. Telephone
Name of Post                                                                Post#
Advisor(s) Name
T-shirt Size:                            (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
LEVEL SELECTION


   **ADVISORS : PLEASE SELCT LEVEL BASED ON PREVIOUS EXPLORER
                                      BACKGROUND**
                 LEVEL 1 - Age Range - 14-16 yoa
                (General Requirements: under 2 years Exploring and no more than two Explorer
                Competitions)

                LEVEL 2 - Age Range - 16-18 yoa
                (General Requirements: more than 2 years Exploring AND/OR at least two (2)
                competitions)

                LEVEL 3 - Age Range - 18+ yoa
                (General Requirements: more than 3 years Exploring AND at least 2 competitions)

                LEVEL 4 - Age Range - 18+ yoa (New for 2011 – see application process)
                (General Requirements: more than 3 years Exploring, attended minimum of 1 previous
                Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy, AND at least two (2) competitions)

The above requirements are simply guidelines for registration. The training staff will be
the ultimate authority as to which level an Explorer is to be placed into.



                                 Post Advisors Signature /Advisor name (printed)
                                 Authorization for Explorer Level Placement



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                                       EMERGENCY CONTACT

Parents name (Mother/Father)
Parents Address
Parents Telephone                                                      Alt. Phone
Relative Other Than Parent                                                       Telephone


Explorer Blood Type                            Any Allergies


Health Care Provider                                                   Phys. Name
Any other medical concerns?




** IN ORDER TO BE ATTENDING THE ACADEMY, A STANDARDIZED
LEARNING FOR LIFE TOUR PERMIT MUST ACCOMPANY EACH POST.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF THIS WILL RESULT IN NON-
ATTENDANCE TO THE ACADEMY. SEE YOUR LOCAL LFL OFFICE FOR THE
TOUR PERMIT.
                                  ADVISOR Initial of Understanding


I understand and expressly waive liability from the Wisconsin Police Explorer
Academy, Explorer Advisors, Volk Field, and its agents or employees.



Signature (Explorer)                           Print Name (Explorer)                         Date



Signature of Parent/Guardian                   Print Name (Parent/Guardian)                  Date
(if Explorer is under the age of 18)           (if Explorer is under the age of 18)




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                     WISCONSIN POLICE EXPLORER ACADEMY
                                                2011

               GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS

Dear Explorers and Advisors,

        The Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy is expected to allow police Explorers in the
Wisconsin area to learn police procedures based upon their skill level. It is important to
recognize that like a law enforcement agency, the Academy will be treated as a “quasi-military”
program. Explorers will be expected to work as a team whether it is through a partnership,
platoon, or the entire Explorer body. The goal remains as it is with true law
enforcement…teamwork and cooperation to achieve a common goal. Like a military
setting, failure to comply will result in justifying actions and perhaps consequences. None-the-
less, a structure is necessary to ensure organization, and integrity of cooperation.


                                    EXPECTATIONS
   ALL EXPLORERS/ADVISORS MUST BE ON-SITE AT VOLK FIELD BY 11:00 AM on
    MONDAY, August 15th, 2011. REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE
                              11:00AM ON 08/15/11.

       All Explorers will be assigned a partner within his/her level squad. It can be expected
        that Explorers from the same post will not be paired together.

       Level Advisors will serve as the 1st line supervision for each level. Explorers are to
        report directly to the level Advisors for any concerns.

       Each morning will begin with the raising of the colors and Roll Call.

       Explorers will not be allowed to use tobacco products while at the Academy. It is
        important to respect the health of fellow Explorers, as well as promote the health
        standards optimum for becoming a law enforcement officer.

       Uniform T-shirts will be provided to Explorers and Advisors alike. The color of the shirt
        will signify the level of which the Explorers belong to. The uniform shirt will be worn
        during all formal training during the Academy. The Explorers will be responsible to
        provide proper footwear, pants/shorts for the Academy. The pants/shorts must either be
        BDU style (dark color), or athletic pants or shorts (dark color).

       Advisors are serving as instructors and supervisors during the Academy. All advisors
        will be shown proper respect in passing and when addressing.


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   Linens for bedding will be provided for your use at the Academy. A towel, however, for
    showering, will be needed.

   At the conclusion of the Academy, a formal closing ceremony will be held.
    EXPLORERS AND ADVISORS ALIKE ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR
    POST/AGENCY UNIFORM FOR THE CEREMONY.

   The Explorer Academy has received the good fortune to utilize training areas and
    equipment of Volk Field. Please treat all training locations, materials, and instructors
    with respect.




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                       LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Level 4
Prerequisites: completed level 3 academy training
Purpose: to instill leadership qualities in explorers
Number: limited to 10

Application process: Complete application, yet to be written. Complete resume to include two
letters of recommendation (1) letter from post advisor (1) letter from non-law enforcement
personnel to exclude family members. Phone interview to be scheduled prior to June 1st 2011 by
academy board members, board members will not interview their explorers. Complete 500 word
essay on “What is leadership”.

Class-to include instruction on leadership principles, discipline, organizational development., and
implementing developmental plans. Text book on leadership to be determined.

Structure:

Monday-Wednesday 8am-12pm class room on leadership principles, team building exercises,
development of policy and procedure. After class Explorers will go through regular training at
the instructor level, most advanced.

Explorers in the leadership academy will be responsible directly to level 1, 2, and 3 advisors to
ensure all explorers in those levels are at their designated training site, in proper uniform, and fit
for duty. They will also be responsible for any assistance the level advisors need during the week
to include room checks the final day and collection of all materials and keys and to ensure that
training areas are clean and free of all training materials at the end of the day. The Academy
Director and the Executive Officer will each have an Explorer in the leadership academy assigned
to them to complete tasks needed to run an effective academy.

Explorers in level 4 will work as a team to develop a mock post to include training, policy and
procedure, and organizational structure. The mock post plan will be presented on Friday morning
to the academy board to include power point and typed policy regarding the post.

There will be tests Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on management, budgeting, and
leadership principles. Explorers who successfully complete this course must obtain a minimum
of 80% on all tests. Explorers are allowed to take one alternate test if they fall below 80% on any
test. Explorers who fail to maintain the 80% or fail to meet the requirements of level 1, 2, or 3
advisors will be moved to the appropriate level and will not successful graduate the leadership
academy.

All applications for the leadership academy will need to be submitted no later then May 1st 2011
to be considered. Incomplete applications or omissions will be discarded. Explorers accepted
into the leadership academy will be notified by July 2011 and will also be notified what materials
or supplies they will need to bring.




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                                  Introducing the




                     Volk Field Combat Readiness Course
                     (only 20 minutes North of Wisconsin Dells)

                       SAVE THE DATE !!!!
    BE SURE NOT TO MISS THIS EXCITING EXPLORER TRAINING EVENT

                       WHEN: Aug 14 to Aug 19, 2009

                          TRAINING TOPICS TO INCLUDE

     Firearm Safety                            Team Tactics/Confidence Building
     Vehicle Contacts                          Police Employment Training Process
     Tactical Entry                            Contact/Cover Scenarios
     Defense and Arrest Tactics                Physical Training
     Crime Prevention                          And MORE……..
     Crime Scene Processing

POC – Sergeant Brent Kroll (262) 894-0019 (wiexploreracademy@zoho.com)




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                                     TIMELINE

March 8th, 2011      All Applications Mailed to Posts




May 15th, 2011       Initial Deadline for Returned Applications, and $60.00 minimum, non-
                     refundable deposit .
                     Make checks payable to: Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy




June 1st, 2011       Remainder of fees due
                     Checks payable to; Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy




August 14th, 2011    3:00pm – 5:00pm early registration


August 15th, 2011    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Registration
                     11:00 AM Academy Commencement




August 19th , 2011   Academy Closing/Final Ceremony
                     Approximately 2:00 PM




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Directions:
From Milwaukee (roughly 2 hours)
        I-94 West to Madison
        I-90 North past WI Dells
        Remain on I-90, Exit Volk Field Exit
        Turn right (east) at bottom of ramp to enter base


From Madison (roughly 1 hour)
        I-90 North past WI Dells
        Remain on I-90, Exit Volk Field Exit
        Turn right (east) at bottom of ramp to enter base




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WHAT TO BRING


Toiletries                    At least 3 plain white T-Shirts   Athletic/PT Gear for 3-4 days


Protective Cup                Socks                             Sunscreen


Dark Athletic Pants/Shorts    Identification For Security       Police
OR                            Purposes                          Daybook/Notebooks/Pens
BDU Pants/shorts
Athletic Shoes                Under garments                    DESIRE TO LEARN AND
                                                                HAVE FUN




WHAT NOT TO BRING


Entertainment Electronics    Sam Browne and accessories


Weapons                      Tobacco Products




                      SEE YOU AT VOLK FIELD ON
                             AUGUST14/15th, 2011!!!




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We are confident that this years Academy will be both rewarding and fun for all. We hope to continue
having the Wisconsin Police                                         Explorer Academy on an every-other-
year basis, consistent with the                                     off-year of the National Exploring
Conference. The Academy                                             would not have been possible without
the financial and planning                                          assistance of many. At his time, I
would like to thank all those who                                   helped make the Academy possible.




                        2011 ACADEMEY PLANNING COMMITTEE


                                               Josh Heer

                                              Brent Kroll

                                            Brandy Pardy

                                              John Pierce

                                             Jim Zywicki




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