Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement 720 Academy Career Outlook

Percent Employed



Northwood Tech 2019-2020 Graduate Follow-Up Survey  

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field

2019-2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses) 

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$18,000 - $99,832

Range of Yearly Salary

2019-2020 Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Program Snapshot Report (this statewide data may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates’ responses)  




*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 which may or may not include Northwood Tech graduates.


Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Police Officer

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:

  • Deputy Sheriff

  • Other Certified Law Enforcement Positions 

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"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 Northwood Tech. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)


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This 200-hour Academy is designed for officers who are employed by a Correctional Department.

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