The Kenall Protective Services Center has been created to drive training of local law enforcement officers to a new level of excellence. The center not only has a large classroom that can be divided into Recruit and In-Service training rooms but has improved and added specific hands-on training experience rooms to aid law enforcement training.
CSI Lab/Blood Spatter room: (new) Officers can receive advanced training and experience collecting evidence from the blood spatter room, depicting various crime scenes, and take it to the next level in the CSI lab to further their investigative abilities.
MILO: Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) is a hands-on interactive training system utilizing laser technology. This system helps current law enforcement as well as students to enhance their use-of-force decision-making processes and professional communications skills.
Mat Room: This room was designed with mats to create a safe training environment for Defense and Arrest tactics (DAAT) and Principles of Subject Control (POSC) techniques as well as physical fitness in conjunction with scenario-based training.
Jail Cells: (new) The Kenall Protective Services Center also chose a new training zone for the Basic Jail Academy. These cells are designed to enhance jailer scenario-based training.
Firearms Training Range: This is a twelve-lane, fifty-yard live-fire training facility that will accommodate hand-guns to long rifles. The range includes advanced technology with reactive targets, including running-man target system. This range is an open concept design, with a drive-in access, giving us the ability to enhance shooting skills from within squad car. The range also includes a classroom.
A simulation lab, located just to the south of the Technical building and the Kenall Protective Services Center, allows the academy to practice tactics in a home setting with small rooms, doorways and other situations they will encounter on the job. The academy uses it for Evidence Gathering, Interrogation Exercises, and Scenario Training.
Students are encouraged to join the Criminal Justice club. Students gain real-life experience in working with law enforcement agencies as well as touring facilities and volunteering at events including Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and other local events.
Gateway also offers a Police Science internship program in which students work for a semester with a certified police department and participate in their daily law enforcement activities.
Study abroad opportunities are also available for students. International education opportunities include learning about comparative criminal justice systems and laws. Students work with officers from different countries and examine their crime patterns and means of effectively patrolling and preventing those crimes. This experience gives students the opportunity to enhance their resume and network with industry professionals.