The Law Enforcement Academy prepares candidates for entry-level positions as law enforcement officers at the municipal, county and state level. This program is limited to sworn law enforcement officers assigned by their department with the approval of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Exceptions to this are granted on a space available basis to candidates who complete the process identified below. Admission is restricted to those who qualify under the Administrative Code of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
Graduates seeking employment will be required to pass a physical exam and meet the physical fitness standards; have possession of a valid driver’s license and a good driving record; and have no conviction of a felony offense. Positions require a background investigation, psychological testing and mandatory drug testing. An applicant for employment as a law enforcement officer must possess either, 1) a two-year associate degree from a Wisconsin technical college or its accredited equivalent from another state or, 2) a minimum of 60 fully accredited college-level credits.