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Law Enforcement

Share 31-504-3 Technical Diploma (TD) 48 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

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Gain the knowledge and skills to get started on your law enforcement career. This program allows you to complete the core of Criminal Justice classes required for Wisconsin law enforcement certification. Your study will include an introduction to the criminal justice system, traffic theory and law, juvenile law, criminal law and constitutional law. You’ll also develop your communication and report writing skills. Learn policing strategies and criminal investigation, as well as how to think critically, manage emergencies and communicate effectively. With this training, you’ll be ready for a variety of law enforcement career options.

Career Opportunities

  • Correctional Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Investigator
  • Police Officer
  • Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Security Officer

Estimated Program Cost

Law Enforcement

This program will cost about $7,574.60*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Law Enforcement

Term Availability
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Spring 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

Proof of HS Completion

Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Think critically.
  • Manage emergencies.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate professionalism.
  • Interact with others.
  • Demonstrate tactical skills (applies to Certification Track only).
Additional Information
**Additional DOJ Requirements:**
  • Be at least 17 years of age and a United States citizen. Proof of age and citizenship is required (Form DJ-LE-322 Birth Certificate Verification)
  • Possess a valid Wis. driver's license or other such valid operator's permit recognized by the Wis. Dept. of Transportation as authorizing operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Complete an oral interview with a panel of criminal justice executives or with teaching or counseling staff.
  • Undergo a criminal history records check. An unpardoned felony conviction or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence conviction will prohibit employment as a law enforcement officer.
  • Undergo a physical assessment. A physical assessment shall be conducted to verify that the applicant can meet the physical standards required of the position. The assessment shall be conducted by a licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, utilizing the Physician's Assessment form (DJ-LE-332), or a form similar to DJ-LE-332, which provides the physician with a job description on which to base the assessment.
  • Complete form DJ-LE-327 Application for Enrollment as a Law Enforcement, Jail or Secure Detention Officer.
  • Complete form DJ-LE-310, Student Authorization for Release of Information.

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

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