2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
July 14, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives C. Taylor, Goyke, Bowen,
Anderson, Crowley, Berceau, Ohnstad, Sargent, Considine and Kessler,
cosponsored by Senators Johnson and Risser. Referred to Committee on
Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
1An Act to create
20.455 (2) (aq) and 165.85 (4) (a) 7. d. of the statutes; relating
2to: law enforcement training on use-of-force options and making an
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires each law enforcement officer to annually complete at least
eight hours of training on use-of-force options and techniques a law enforcement
officer may use to de-escalate a potentially unstable situation. This bill also provides
$250,000 in each fiscal year in the 2017-19 fiscal biennium for the Department of
Justice to reimburse law enforcement agencies for costs of the training.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.455 (2) (aq) of the statutes is created to read:
(aq) Use-of-force options training.
The amounts in the schedule to 3
reimburse law enforcement agencies for training costs under s. 165.85 (4) (a) 7. d.
165.85 (4) (a) 7. d. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 7. d. Each officer who is subject to this subdivision shall annually 6
complete at least 8 hours of scenario-based training on use-of-force options, 7
focusing on skills and tactics that minimize the likelihood of using force, including 8
de-escalation tactics. In this subd. 7. d., “de-escalation tactics” are actions and 9
techniques used by law enforcement officers to slow down or stabilize a potentially 10
unstable situation to allow for more time, options, and resources for resolution or 11
prevention of an incident. Hours of training completed under this subd. 7. d. shall 12
count toward the hours of training required under subd. 7. a.