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Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy Overview

CVTC’s Law Enforcement Academy is designed for potential law enforcement officers who need or want to meet Wisconsin certification requirements. You can earn a technical diploma in 18 weeks. At CVTC preparatory law enforcement officer training is offered full-time over eighteen weeks (720 hours).

You may be considered for admission to the Academy if you:

  • Are a full or part-time law enforcement officer
  • Have graduated from CVTC’s Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement associate degree program or
  • Have earned at least 60 college credits or the equivalent

The 720-hour training program is competency-based and meets the criteria set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Bureau of Training and Standards and the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board. The criminal justice courses include lectures, multimedia presentations, interactive group discussions, hands-on instruction, and field exercises.

There are three phases for the Law Enforcement 720 Academy:

Phase I: Introduction and Non-Emergency Response
Phase II: Emergency Response
Phase III: Investigations

Past students say the hands-on training is very realistic and they learned something new every day.

Career Opportunities

Deputy

Deputy Conservation Warden

Deputy Sheriff

Patrol Officer

Police Officer

Just the Facts

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy
21 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
18 Weeks

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
August, January, and May

   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

4,393

Books

$

250

Estimated Total:  $4,643

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy program.

Tactical Skills
Students will learn about the use of force by Wisconsin officers including specific techniques for intervention covered in the Wisconsin system of Defense and Arrest tactics, as well as weapon holding skills and how to care for and maintain handguns.

Patrol Procedures
Learn the steps taken as first-in officer to stabilize a complex scene, investigate traffic accidents, take appropriate enforcement actions, and prepare reports.

Investigations
Understand the techniques and procedures necessary to interview or interrogate adult and juvenile witnesses, suspects, and victims.

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy Outcomes

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// Gainful Employment Data      // Program Outcomes

 

96%
Employed

96% of our recent Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy graduates get a job in the industry.

 

$45K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy graduates reported an average starting salary of $45,357.

 

86
Regional Jobs

There are 86 job openings in the CVTC district for the Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy industry.

 

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Focus On Student Success

Had a wonderful experience attending this program. My instructors did an excellent job teaching and showing our class how tasks were to be performed.

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

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Certificates

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Program Accreditation

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The Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Visit accreditation website.