Law Enforcement - Basic Recruit Academy

Short-Term Technical Diploma


The Law Enforcement Academy program is specifically designed for those with a minimum of 40 accredited college-level credits who seek to meet Wisconsin certification requirements as a law enforcement officer. In this role, you’ll be responsible for the preservation of law and order in your community. You’ll learn numerous skills related to the profession of law enforcement. Your training will also include crime prevention, crime investigation, vehicle patrols and assisting the public. This program includes in-class fitness training and other physical education such as defensive tactics and firearms training. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your skills with hands-on training and scenario-based field simulations throughout the program.

The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy is a program for those that are interested in a career in law enforcement. This 720-hour training meets the requirement to be eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer. The curriculum is set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Bureau and is taught by certified Law Enforcement Academy Instructors.

A part-time program was launched during the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Contact the Public Safety Division for more information at (608) 757-7691.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
504-500 Overview of Patrol Response 2
504-501 Physical Fitness 1
504-502 Application of Investigations 1
504-503 Overview of Criminal Justice 1
504-504 Principles of Emergency Vehicle Response 2
504-505 Sensitive Crimes 2
504-506 Overview of Investigations 2
504-507 Application of Traffic Response 3
504-508 Principles of Investigation 1
504-509 Principles of Tactics 5
504-510 Overview of Tactics 1
504-511 Scenario Assessment 1
 Total Credits22