The received two significant awards in the last few days.
Lt. Jay Johnson was named the 2011 Law Enforcement Training Coordinator of the Year by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training Officers Association.
Johnson is the training coordinator for the department and the commander of its unified tactical training team, but that’s not all. According to Interim Chief Brad Wentlandt, Johnson has been the driving force behind expanding and increasing the frequency of the department’s training as well as the quality and realism of the training curriculum.
He developed an innovative training regimen that puts officers in defensive tactical situations using Simunition-equipped firearms and realistic training environments. He developed and implemented the department's Taser curriculum and deployment and serves as a Taser instructor for area departments.
Johnson also conceived and created the department’s Female Awareness and Survival Training program and developed a roll-call training curriculum which provides training and reinforcement of high-liability and low-frequency tactics and scenarios for just a few minutes each day.
In addition, Johnson, president of the state’s canine association, serves as the commander of Greenfield’s canine unit, and is considered a leader in police canine training throughout the state.
Speaking of the canine unit …
Officer Scott Zienkiewicz and Canine Badger received a 2011 award for Meritorious Article Find from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association.
In May, Zienkiewicz and Badger searched the area around and .