The Jail Officer Academy at Madison College prepares you for an entry-level position as a correctional officer. Admission is limited to sworn officers who have been assigned by their department and pre-service students who meet all of the requirements.
Submissions for agency-sponsored recruits must be in at least 30 days prior to the start of the Jail Officer Academy. As a pre-service applicant you should follow the deadlines listed on the Admissions tab. For sworn recruit enrollment information, contact Kris Rauls at (608) 245-5888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in the Jail Officer Academy must attend full-time.
Class hours during the five-week (200 hour) academy are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Department of Justice requires you attend 100 percent of the training unless excused by the academy director. Excused absences are extremely limited and will only be granted under certain circumstances.
Upon the successful completion of the program, you will be eligible for certification with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board as a jail officer.
Academy classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
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