Criminal Justice-Law EnforcementAssociate in Applied Science (AAS)
What You'll Learn
The Criminal Justice-Studies program prepares students to meet the challenges that come with a variety of positions in the criminal justice field. Graduates interested in pursuing a career as a law enforcement officer are prepared for entry into the 720-hour certification training required for law enforcement certifiable status by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Graduates who do not seek sworn law enforcement positions may use their skills in civilian law enforcement positions, such as record and documentation maintenance, dispatch or communications center operations, or secure correctional facility operations.
This program is designed to help secure employment, keep students abreast of rapidly changing advancements, and encourage further education. Experienced instructors emphasize professionalism, integrity, and quality work performance, with a significant focus on high ethical and moral standards.
Note: This program is currently undergoing changes. Please check back during the first week in April for updated information.
- Civilian Law Enforcement Employee
- Conservation Enforcement
- Correctional Officer
- Deputy Sheriff
- Homeland Security
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Park Ranger
- Private Security
- Public Defender Investigator
- State Trooper
The instructors in the Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
Michael earned his master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University. He has over 25 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer, deputy sheriff, and a special agent for the Wisconsin Department of Justice. He is also certified Master Instructor Trainer (MIT) for the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Bureau.
“There is nothing better than being in the classroom and being a part of the training and education of future police officers. I enjoy every minute and share in the excitement of the students.”
Scott has a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University. He has 29 years’ experience as a police officer in the central Wisconsin area, including his work as a patrol officer, school liaison officer, and a patrol sergeant. His certifications have included dispatch, hostage negotiations, field training officer, and tactical response team.
“As an officer I saw the impact that positive contact with law enforcement can have on citizens. Working directly with students at Mid-State allows me to teach new officers the importance of integrity and professionalism.”