Concealed Carry Weapons Class
The Portage County Sheriff's Office regularly hosts a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) class. The course is taught by Sheriff's Deputies who are certified Department of Justice firearms instructors. This class is the actual Department of Justice CCW class developed specifically for the CCW permit application. These classes are held on a Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon (or on occasion on two consecutive evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) at the Portage County Annex Building, 1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, in Conference Rooms 1 & 2. Check our Classes and Events page for currently scheduled offerings. The cost of the class is $40 per student. This is strictly an indoor classroom event. Do not bring a weapon to this class. It is actually illegal for you to bring it into the building.
Basic Handgun Course
We also offer a Basic Handgun Course from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Portage County Law Enforcement Range (3001 Willow Springs Drive, Stevens Point) on the same day as the Saturday class. This class is also taught by deputies who are certified Department of Justice firearms instructors. Topics for this class include shooting stance, grip, sight picture, loading, unloading, malfunctions, and firing. Students will need to bring a firearm and approximately 50 rounds of ammunition for their firearm. The cost for this course is $40 per student. This is a hands-on outdoor class with live shooting. Do not remove your weapon from your vehicle until instructed to do so.
Students taking both the CCW class and Basic Handgun Course will only be charged a total of $60 per student.
Directions to Dewey Shooting Range
From Stevens Point
Take Highway 66 to Torun Rd. Turn left on Torun Rd. and stay on Torun Rd. to Dewey Dr. Turn left on Dewey Dr. Go 1 mile to Willow Spring Dr and turn right into range.
Take Highway 66 to County Hwy Y. Turn right on Y to Dewey Drive. Turn left on Dewey Dr. to Willow Spring Dr. Turn right into range.
Take County Hwy X to Dewey Dr. Turn left on Dewey Dr. to Willow Spring Dr. Turn left into range.
Click here for a complete list of scheduled Classes and Events at the Sheriff's Office.
Information and Registration
For more information and to register, call the Portage County Sheriff's Office at 715-346-1819.
Concealed Carry Law Information
Click on this link for more information regarding the concealed carry law and permit process.