Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy
|30-504-2 Technical Diploma (720-hour)
Campus: Rice Lake
Communicator. Critical Thinker. Problem Solver.
The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy will provide students with the
right skills to handle complex situations encountered as a criminal justice
official at municipal, county, or state government levels.
To become eligible to work as an officer in the State of Wisconsin, the
student must have basic policing skills. The Wisconsin Department of Justice's (WisDOJ)
Law Enforcement Standards Board has established criteria. Admission is
restricted to those who qualify under WisDOJ administrative rules. Upon
completing the Academy, the student becomes certifiable for a period of
two years from the date of completion. This makes the student eligible for
formal certification as a Basic Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law
Work as an officer requires integrity. Candidates for the Criminal Justice -
Law Enforcement 720 Academy must undergo criminal history and traffic record checks
and may be required to submit fingerprints and do drug screening. All candidates
will be asked to participate in a personal screening interview. See
www.wilenet.org for additional information
from the Law Enforcement Standards Board.
Students in this program must:
Students in this program must:
- Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate
- Have achieved an associate degree from a Wisconsin
Technical College System district or its accredited equivalent from another
state; OR have earned at least 60 accredited college credits. The 60-college
credit standard is defined in terms of semester credits. Quarter credits may
be converted to semester credits by multiplying quarter credits by
two-thirds. Generally, 90 quarter credits are equivalent to 60 semester
credits. Applicants must provide an official college transcript.
- Submit Background check fee.
- Complete physical fitness assessment.
- Attend a mandatory program orientation session.
- If employed, the employing agency must provide a copy of
DJ-LE-303, Verification of Employment Standards and
Application for Certification, to enroll an officer in preparatory
training. This form documents that the student has met all of the required
- Complete form
DJ-LE-310, Student Authorization for
Release of Information
- Complete form
DJ-LE-327, Application for Enrollment in
Law Enforcement, Jail or Secure Juvenile Detention Officer Training
- Sign and acknowledge compliance with the Criminal Justice - Corrections,
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement Academy Jail Academy
Handbook, Grading Policy and Program Rules, Penalties, and Grievance
- Complete an oral interview with a panel of criminal justice
executives or with teaching or counseling staff affiliated with the training
- Undergo a criminal history records check. An unpardoned felony conviction or misdemeanor crime
of domestic violence conviction will prohibit a student from attending the
unified tactics portion of preparatory law enforcement officer training, and
will prohibit employment as a law enforcement officer.
- Undergo a physical assessment. A physical assessment will
be conducted to verify that the applicant can meet the physical standards
required. The assessment will be conducted by a licensed physician,
physician assistant or nurse practitioner utilizing the
Assessment form (DJ-LE-332), or a form similar to DJ-LE-332, which
provides the physician with a job description on which to base the
assessment. The applicant will also complete a personal medical history, a
copy of which is to be submitted to the examining physician, nurse
practitioner or physician assistant for reference.
- Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license or other such
valid operator's permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of
Transportation as authorizing operation of a motor vehicle.
- Be at least 18 years of age and a United States citizen,
and complete form
DJ-LE-322, Birth Certificate Verification, to
provide verification of age and citizenship.
WITC's simulation programs provide the next best thing to actual experience:
opportunities to sharpen skills in [almost] real life settings.
Employers will expect Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy graduates to be able to perform diverse job functions including:
- Think critically
- Manage emergencies
- Communicate effectively
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Conduct investigations
- Interact with others
- Demonstrate tactical skills
The estimated total program cost for the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
720 Academy program is $5,000 (includes book costs).
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program and costs.