Criminal Justice 720 Embedded Academy

Born to be Brave

This program allows individuals who have already completed 24 college credits the opportunity to attend a Wisconsin Department of Justice recruit academy. Upon completion, graduates will be certified to become Law Enforcements Officers in the state of Wisconsin.


Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau

*Lakeshore Technical College’s Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

Career Area
Law, Public Safety and Security
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 3 Terms 
  • Starts Spring Term
  • 36 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible

Career Outlook

Criminal Justice 720 Embedded Academy

Median Income: $58,885.00*



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Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.


Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts. Includes police officers working at educational institutions.


Ensure the safety and wellbeing of adults and children who may be experiencing abuse or neglect.


Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.


Conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from Lakeshore District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Submit Transcripts and Test Scores. (Submit official high school transcripts.) 
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Complete Proof of Citizenship form.
  • Complete Firearms User Background Disclosure form.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned Program Counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study, and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

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Due to the rigorous and highly supervised nature of this hands-on training, Criminal Justice courses are offered during the day, Monday through Friday. Daytime availability is necessary to completing your Lakeshore Criminal Justice program.

Faculty Bios

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Jeremiah Pritzl

Teaching students how to be Police Officers is the only job I've ever liked more than being a Police Officer. The excitement and energy they bring to class is contagious.  

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Bobby R. Lindsey

Training future law enforcement professionals is a calling that requires a broad scope of knowledge and experiences within the profession, coupled with a personal disposition of servant leadership intent upon meeting the needs of learners at all stages of their career.

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