Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Technical Diploma

We are able to move freely through society—and enjoy some expectation of safety—thanks to the law enforcement officers in our midst. Police officers strive to maintain peace in our homes, parks, streets, businesses, and schools. They are ready at a moment’s notice to restore order and protect life and property. Adequate preparation is important for success in this career.

A Closer Look

Law enforcement is a critical part of every community, and the officer’s role is varied and complex. On any given day, a police officer may be called upon to respond to a medical emergency, enforce traffic violations, investigate felony crime, or help a lost child find their parent. Many also conduct victim interviews, provide referral services, and question suspects.

This career is a tremendous opportunity for those who crave challenge, accept leadership, have a strong sense of service towards others, and have a desire for justice.

Who Can Apply and How

This program is specifically designed for students with a minimum of 60 college credits who seek to meet the certification requirements necessary to become a law enforcement officer in the state of Wisconsin.

The next academy with opportunities for admission is scheduled to start August 9, 2019. The application process for that academy starts in March by attending one of the following information meetings (no appointment necessary):

  • March 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in room E-104 at the Mid-State – Wisconsin Rapids Campus
  • March 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in room E-104 at the Mid-State – Wisconsin Rapids Campus
  • March 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in room TNR120 at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Campus

If you have questions regarding the Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement 720 Academy please contact:

Dr. Clark Pagel
Jail and Law Enforcement Academy Director


  • Civilian Law Enforcement Employee
  • Conservation Enforcement
  • Correctional Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Park Ranger
  • Private Security
  • Public Defender Investigator
  • State Trooper
  • Telecommunicator

Minimum Standards

As set forth in Wisconsin State Statute and Chapter LES 2, of Wisconsin Administrative Code: Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy - LESB Minimum Standards

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more. If you are unable to access this document, please contact a new student specialist by calling 888.575.6782.

Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expected Program Costs

Cost based on the 2018/2019 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $4,085.02
  • Books: $0.00
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $960.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $5,045.02

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligilbe for prorated Financial Aid based on length of program and/or number of credits. Aid may not be enough to cover all program costs.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
30504310 Overview of Criminal Justice 1.00
30504311 Overview of Investigations 2.00
30504312 Overview of Tactics 1.00
30504313 Overview of Patrol Response 2.00
30504315 Principles of Investigations 1.00
30504316 Principles of Tactics 5.00
30504317 Principles of Emergency Vehicle Response 2.00
30504319 Application of Traffic Response 3.00
30504320 Physical Fitness 1.00
30504321 Practical Assessments (scenarios) 1.00
30504322 Application of Investigations 1.00
30504323 Sensitive Crimes 2.00
(22 Credits)
Total Credits: 22