The week of October 1, 2012 marked the First Annual Advanced Law Enforcement Risk Training (A.L.E.R.T.) Law Enforcement Challenge. The event was held October 2nd in Bayfield County and October 4th in Sauk County. All Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation (County Mutual) and Community Insurance Corporation member law enforcement departments were encouraged to compete and attend. Aegis Corporation, the general administrator of both companies, coordinated and ran the event.
At the Tuesday, October 2nd event in Bayfield County, close to 50 law enforcement officials, sheriffs, chief deputies and deputies attended. Member law enforcement department winners included Brian Deyo, Sawyer County, first place; Andy Runice, Bayfield County, second place; and Ryan Rossing, Oneida County, third place.
Over 70 attendees were at the October 4th event in Sauk County and winners from member law enforcement departments included Eric Geise, Village of Mt. Pleasant, first place; Sean Mahin, Milwaukee County, second place; and Brian Kaye, Winnebago County, third place.
The day involved a timed skills challenge of simulated pursuit scenarios, running and a shooting range. Individual prizes were awarded to top finishers and cash prizes awarded to the top finishers' departments. The day also featured a vendor fair showcasing the latest in law enforcement products.
See photos of the 2012 A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcement Challenge here from both the October 2nd and 4th events.
See You Next Year!
The A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcment challenge was FREE to member law enforcement departments of the County Mutual and Community Insurance Corporation and included all training sessions and lunch. In addition, sheriffs, chief deputies, firearms training officers, and law enforcement committee members, as well as chiefs, assistant chiefs, training officers and public safety committee/commission members are encouraged to attend next year's event, most likely being held in early October of 2013.