Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

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Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Technical Diploma

22 Credits | 720 Hours

Financial Aid-Eligible

Rice Lake

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

The Academy is available to prepare current law enforcement and civilian personnel for entry-level law enforcement positions in the State of Wisconsin.

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy will provide students with the right skills to handle complex situations encountered as a Law Enforcement Officer 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 three 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 enforcement agency.

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 non-sponsored candidates must participate in a personal screening interview and all candidates must pass a physical readiness test for entrance. See www.wilenet.org for additional information from the Law Enforcement Standards Board.

Program Outcomes

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy graduates will be able to:

  • Think critically
  • Manage emergencies
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Conduct investigations
  • Interact with others
  • Demonstrate tactical skills
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Upon completing the Academy, you will become certifiable for a period of three years from the date of completion, which makes you eligible for certification as a Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law enforcement agency.

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Academics

Law Enforcement 720 Academy is available at the Rice Lake campus.

Upon completing the Academy, you will become certifiable for a period of three years from date of completion, which this makes you eligible for certification as a Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law enforcement agency.

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have years of experience in the field. 

Real World Scenarios

Students are provided hands-on assessments through various training scenarios. 

Integrity

Candidates for the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy must undergo criminal history and traffic record checks and will be required to submit fingerprints. All non-sponsored candidates must pass a physical readiness test for entrance.


Curriculum

This program is comprised of overview, principle and application courses in the field of law enforcement.

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Featured Criminal Justice Academy Courses

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Through classroom lecture, on-campus lab, and WI Department of Justice 720 Academy integration exercises students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics of the Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Ethics II, Moral Reasoning and Professional Responsibility, Cultural Competence II: Fair and Impartial Policing, Interrogations, Testifying in Court, Crimes III and Physical Evidence.
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Scenario Assessment is a capstone course to assess the learner’s cumulative knowledge through the use of scenarios in the certifiable Law Enforcement curriculum. COREQUISITES: All Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy Courses
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Through classroom lecture, and on-campus lab and WI Department of Justice integration exercises, students will learn and apply skills addressed in the following Phase III topics from the WI Department of Justice 720 Academy curriculum framework: Traffic Law Enforcement - Core and Radar, Traffic Crash Investigations & Incident Management, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OMVWI), Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Incident Command Systems and NIMS, and Report Writing.
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Admissions and Tuition

To apply for this program, fill out an application form either online or at a campus and review and sign the required disclosure forms, and WITC will guide you from there. Please see Program-Specific Requirements for more information. 

Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs 2020-21*

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy

22 Credits | 720 Hours

$5,000 


*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. 


After the WITC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 technical diploma and become certifiable for a period of three years from the date of completion. This makes the student eligible for certification as a Law Enforcement Officer upon hiring by a law enforcement agency.

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information

The WITC Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy adheres to the uniform student performance objectives as established by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Bureau of Training and Standards. The program is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. WITC has not made a determination whether this program meets the requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Students who may be seeking professional licensure or certification in states other than Wisconsin should contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to verify that the WITC program meets licensure or certification requirements.

Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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