Become A Law Enforcement Recruit

Nicolet College currently offers the 720 hour Law Enforcement Academy to those seeking a law enforcement career in the State of Wisconsin. Successful students will receive up to 32 associate's degree college credits. Nicolet College’s Law Enforcement 720 Academy delivers the criteria established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training, and Standards Bureau. The training instructors are a combination of educators and active or retired law enforcement officers. The training is delivered via lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and scenario participation.

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Steps To Become A Recuit
  1. Schedule a meeting with Tim Gerdmann, Academy Director  at 715.365.4535 or
  2. Complete the application for admission
    • Submit official high school and post-secondary transcripts. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Nicolet College Admissions.
  3. Complete all required recruit academy forms for the DOJ

See specific dates and information about the application process below.

Application Process

Watch for information about the upcoming application process.

Application Forms


If you have any questions regarding the Academy and the application process, contact Timothy Gerdmann, Academy Director, at 715.365.4535 or For more detailed information, view the 720 LE Academy Learning Objectives document, created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the 720 Hour Academy Handbook from Nicolet College.

Apply Online

It's quick and easy!

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Mail completed application to:
Nicolet College - Admissions  |  PO Box 518  |  Rhinelander, WI 54501

Stop by or call the Welcome Center:
715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039, ext. 4493
Red Oak Center  - 2nd Floor


If you are unable to access PDF documents on this page, please contact the Vice President of Administration at or 715-365-4550.