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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy
Why choose Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy?
- Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to be effective in criminal justice and meet the challenges of our changing society.
- Apply your skills and knowledge to maintain peace, protect property, and be ready at a moment’s notice to restore order.
- Looking for a career with variety? On any given day, a police officer may be called upon to respond to a crime in progress, help a person in crisis, assist in a medical emergency, handle a traffic crash, or enforce traffic laws. Law enforcement officers also interview suspects and witnesses, provide referral services, and work with community members.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
What You'll Learn
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.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2019/2020 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $4,091.18
- Books: $0.00
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $1635.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $5,726.18
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for prorated Financial Aid based on length of program and/or number of credits. Aid may not be enough to cover all program costs.
|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|
|30504322||Application of Investigations||1.00|
|30504319||Application of Traffic Response||3.00|
|30504321||Practical Assessments (scenarios)||1.00|
CLARK PAGEL, EdD
Dr. Pagel holds an education doctorate from Nova South Eastern University. His experience includes ten years working full-time as a law enforcement officer and another three years as a part-time reserve officer. Dr. Pagel has also served as the president of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training Officers Association and was an active member of numerous Wisconsin Department of Justice curriculum content advisory committees.
“Criminal justice employees are society’s line of defense between good and evil. They also serve in the empathic role of community caretaker. It is so rewarding to see Mid-State graduates in the field, compassionately serving in these critical roles.”
- Civilian Law Enforcement Employee
- Conservation Enforcement
- Correctional Officer
- Deputy Sheriff
- Homeland Security
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Park Ranger
- Private Security
- Public Defender Investigator
- State Trooper
- 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 is scheduled to start August 7, 2020. The application process for that academy starts in March by attending one of the following information meetings (no appointment necessary):
- March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in room E-107 at the Mid-State – Wisconsin Rapids Campus
- March 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in room TNR352 at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Campus
If you have questions regarding the Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement 720 Academy please contact:
- 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
- Additional Information
- Technical Standards
“I am honored to be a part of the Mid State criminal justice studies team. The chance to help educate, mentor, and train the future law enforcement officers of this state is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Choose Your Path
Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.