New Course Announced for 2016 A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcement Challenge

The Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation and Community Insurance Corporation will hold their 5th Annual Advanced Law Enforcement Risk Training (A.L.E.R.T.) Law Enforcement Challenge on October 5, 2016 at the Portage County Sheriff's Department Range.      

New Course for 2016!

Past participants gathered last month to create a new and even more challenging course. The 2016 events features a course created by your peers.

Notable changes to the course are an additional 60 pounds to the dummy drag, creating a total of 120 pounds and changes to the scoring system on the respective targets. Handguns will be fired standing from a barricaded position.

A special thanks to those course committee members, including:
  • Steve Retzki, Wayne Kropidlowski and Robert Wanta, Portage County Sheriff's Department;  
  • Clint Czerwinski, Winnebago County Sheriff's Department;
  • Bren Derringer, Wood County Sheriff's Department;
  • Louis Williams and Jack Wege, Milwaukee County House of Correction.

To learn more about the new course for the 2016 A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcement Challenge, click here.

2016 New Course Details for Competitors

  • Run 100 yards;
  • During the second 50 yards of the aforementioned run, the competitor will drag for 2- 60 pound tubes of sand for 20 yards in a sea bag;
  • Continue to run until completing the 100 yards;
  • Shoot a rifle of their choice at a target 70 yards away with or without optics from a shooting position of their choice;
  • Run another 100 yards;
  • During the second 50 yards of this run, the competitor will scale a 4-foot wall;
  • Competitor will then fire their service pistol 3 times from a standing barricaded position at a target 7 yards away, then move forward, firing again 3 times from a barricaded position at a target 5 yards away.
Additional Information for Competitors

  • Rifle will be staged at the firing line.
  • The magazine will be in the magazine well with 5 rounds of ammunition, with the chamber empty and the safety on.
  • Competitor will not have to run with their rifle.
  • All competitor's will wear a bullet proof vest when competing.
  • Attire will be at the competitor's discretion.
  • Uniform is not required.
    Handgun must be holstered. Duty belt is not required.
  • Competitor will have two magazines with three rounds in each.
  • Rifle may have optics and will also have five rounds of ammunition in the magazine.
  • A sling attached to the rifle is allowed.  However no bipods , shooting sticks or rests of any kind.
  • While shooting eye and ear protection is required.
  • Rifle and Pistol Targets are from Qualification Target, Hammond, WI and may be viewed online.
  • Rifle Target BT-5-R/2. The orange portion of the target will be 10 points; however, the 9 ring has been reduced to 5 points; the 8 ring has been reduced to 2 points and all other rings are reduced to 1 point.
  • Pistol Target BT5-OPD.  The 10 point portion of the target will remain 10 points. The 9 point ring will be reduced to 5 points; the 8 ring has been reduced to 2 points and all other remaining rings will be 1 point.
  • Competitors will not compete in the order that they register. Competitor's name will be placed in a hat and drawn to determine the order in which they will compete.
  • Competitor must be a client of the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation or Community Insurance Corporation.
  • Event occurs rain OR shine.
Point System

  • There will be 100 points to complete course in thirty seconds or less.
  • For every second over 30 seconds a point will be deducted.
  • There are 110 points total for shooting and the maximum point per shot is 10. 
  • The total shots fired is 11. 
  • Total overall points is 210.

In 2015, close to 30 member law enforcement departments from around Wisconsin competed at the event in October and took home not only department pride, but substantial prize money for their departments.  Past winners have used this prize money for this such as range improvements and needed equipment purchases.

Print off a 2016 A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcement Challenge flyer here to share with your Department or to post.

2016 Departmental and Individual Prizes

In 2016, winners and their departments will again receive the following:

Top Five Departments

  • First place: $10,000
  • Second place: $8,000
  • Third Place: $6,000
  • Fourth Place: $4,000
  • Fifth Place: $2,000

Top Five Competitors
(Visa Gift Cards awarded in the following denominations)

  • First place: $1,200
  • Second place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $800
  • Fourth Place: $600
  • Fifth Place:$400

The A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcement challenge is a no-cost event to member law enforcement departments of the County Mutual and Community Insurance Corporation. 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 typically attend this event.


To register or for questions about the 2016 A.L.E.R.T. Law Enforcement Challenge, contact Bruce Scott of Aegis Corporation at or 414.491.1656. 

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