Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy

About the Academy

In order to become certifiable as a police officer in Wisconsin, the State of Wisconsin - Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) requires successful completion of a 720 hour training curriculum (police academy training).**

Full-Time Academy - Fall/Spring Semester

The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy is a program for those that are interested in a career in law enforcement. The program covers 720 instructional hours.** Upon completion of the program, a student will be eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. The program focuses on both the theories of law enforcement and is coupled with the tactical skills necessary to be a police officer, deputy sheriff, or sworn member of law enforcement in Wisconsin.

Part-Time Academy - Fall Semester

The part-time Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy is a program for those that are interested in a career in law enforcement yet may have other life commitments which prevent them from attending a traditional full-time program. The program is a full year program consisting of 720 instructional hours.**  Upon completion of the program, a student will be eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. The program focuses on both the theories of law enforcement and is coupled with the tactical skills necessary to be a police officer, deputy sheriff, or sworn member of law enforcement in Wisconsin. The program meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The program also meets every-other Saturday as scheduled. The part-time option will not be available until Fall 2016.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
504-307 Scenario Evaluation 1
504-308 Applications of Investigation 2
504-309 Applications of Traffic Response 2
504-310 Health and Fitness 1
504-311 Overview of Criminal Justice 1
504-312 Overview of Investigations 2
504-313 Overview of patrol Response 2
504-314 Overview of Tactics 1
504-315 Principle of Emergency Vehicle Response 2
504-316 Principles of Investigation 2
504-317 Principles of Patrol Response 2
504-318 Principles of Tactics 3
 Credits21
 Total Credits21

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Law Enforcement Career Path (PDF).