Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy
22 Credits | 720 Hours
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.
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.widoj.gov for additional information from the Law Enforcement Standards Board.
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
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.
Grads are employed in various industries.
Gain formal certification.
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.
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.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
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.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2022-23*
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy
22 Credits | 720 Hours
*Books are included in the tuition cost for the Academy. Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms.
After the Northwood Tech 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.
Professional Licensure and/or Certification Information
The Northwood Tech 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. Northwood Tech 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 Northwood Tech program meets licensure or certification requirements.