Employed in Related Field
Employed in a Related Field*
$29,700 - $81,475
Range of Yearly Salary*
*Range of yearly salary and average yearly salary based on composite of graduates from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) in the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Program and does not include WITC graduates.
Typical positions available after graduation include:
Police Officers have regular patrols and also respond to emergency and non-emergency calls. During patrols, officers look for signs of criminal activity and may conduct searches and arrest suspected criminals. Some police officers work only on a specific type of crime, such as narcotics. Officers, especially those working in large departments, may work in special units, such as horseback, motorcycle, canine corps, and special weapons and tactics (SWAT). Typically, officers must work as patrol officers for a certain number of years before they may be appointed to a special unit.
Additional opportunities include:
Forest Service Ranger
Hear From Graduates
"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student."
The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017.