Law Enforcement Recruit

Law Enforcement Recruit

Technical Diploma

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 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.

Program Outline

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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On Campus

Approximate Cost

$5,141*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional


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This program has a zero cost for textbooks. If you continue your education beyond this program to complete a full associate's degree, there may be additional costs for books.

What You'll Learn

  • Examine the components of and interrelationships in the criminal justice system
  • Analyze situational responses
  • Establish situational safety
  • Apply communication skills as a criminal justice professional
  • Conduct investigations
  • Adhere to the professional code of ethics for a criminal justice practitioner
  • Maintain personal wellness

Your Potential Careers

  • Municipal, County, State, or Federal Law Enforcement
  • Private Security
  • Police Officer
  • Conservation Warden/DNR or Par
  • Deputy Sheriff

Median Annual Salary

$51,158 $39,753 $37,062
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Become A Recruit

Learn the steps to take to become a Law Enforcement Recruit.

Minimum Qualifications

Please verify that you have met the following minimum qualifications as set forth in Wisconsin State Statute and Chapter LES 2, of Wisconsin Administrative Code:

  • I am a citizen of The United States of America (applicable to law enforcement academy students only).
  • I am or will be at least 18 years of age by the completion of training.
  • I possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license or such other valid operator's permit recognized by the Wisconsin DOT as authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in Wisconsin (applicable to law enforcement academy students only).
  • I possess a general educational development diploma or am a high school graduate who has completed a secondary education program through a public school, private school, an equivalency diploma program, or home education program within the United States or its territories.
  • I have earned at least 60 associate degree level college credits or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. (Law enforcement and tribal law enforcement officers who do not meet this requirement at the time of employment, have 5 years from their date of employment to meet this requirement.)
  • I have not been convicted of a federal felony, or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony, and has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9)), or I have been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the Academy and the application process, contact Timothy Gerdmann, Academy Director, at 715.365.4535 or tgerdmann@nicoletcollege.edu. 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
 
This program will cost $5,161.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
 
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $2,908.00 of debt.
 
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin
 
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/search/?name=Nicolet%20Area%20Technical%20College&sort=salary:desc

If you are unable to access PDF documents on this page, please contact the Office of Compliance at mschur@nicoletcollege.edu or 715-365-4615.