Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

Born to be brave

To serve and protect. These words define the commitment of law enforcement personnel. If you’re a law-abiding individual who values honesty, order, detail, and you possess the desire and ability to work with and assist people in a variety of situations, you may want to consider dedicating yourself to an ever-changing career in law enforcement.

Accreditation

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
Type
Associate Degree
Program Number
10-504-6
Availability
In-Person
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

Career Outlook

Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement

Median Income: $67,102.00*

 

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES

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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.

 

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of federal, state, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.

 

Patrol assigned area to prevent fish and game law violations. Investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife. Compile biological data.

 

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.

 

Disclosure:

*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.)

ADMISSION AND FIRST SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Submit transcripts and test scores. (Submit official high school transcripts) 
  • Complete 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.

FUTURE SEMESTER ENROLLMENT STEPS

Work with your Program Counselor to:

Approximate Costs

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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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