In 1991 the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the International Association of Police Chiefs sponsored the first Wisconsin Law Enforcement Executive Development course. Thanks to the efforts of Ray Galvin, who was in charge of Administrative Law Enforcement Training for the State, Wisconsin became a leader in this unique step forward in high quality police executive training. The course was comprised of seven weeks of training devoted to this end.
Once the course content was developed, the training was accomplished by utilizing prominent instructors from across the country. The Executive Development Course was offered a total of three times by the end of 1994, with a total of 116 graduates. Believing that we could fulfill an important and vital need in law enforcement, the three classes formed the Association. The first annual conference was held in Stevens Point, Wisconsin in 1995. Our members come from every corner of the state, representing local, county and state agencies.