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Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy
Technical Diploma
20 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

With the current shortage in law enforcement, there are plenty of opportunities for you to join the force. BTC’s Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy prepares you for certification as a law enforcement officer. Over a course of 720 instructional hours (full- and part-time options available) recruits focus on the theories of law enforcement needed to be a sworn member of law enforcement in Wisconsin. In addition to the class instruction and hands-on practical exercises, recruits should plan at least a half-hour of outside study time for every hour of class time. Upon completion, recruits are eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage


*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2017 Graduates

Potential Careers

Police Officer
Correctional Officer
Private Security
Probation/Parole Agent
Police Dispatcher
Juvenile Detention Worker

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy
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