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Career Area: Law, Public Safety and Security
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-504-9
Offered Completely Online
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Law Enforcement in the 21 Century Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Detective Sergeant
  • Police Officer
  • Police Captain
  • Police Lieutenant

Law Enforcement in the 21 Century Programs

The Law Enforcement in the 21st Century Associate Degree program is designed for public safety professionals or individuals seeking to enter the field, including police officers, corrections officers, and dispatchers. Critical areas in modern policing will be analyzed, including: community policing; de-escalation; crisis intervention; the role of first-line supervisors; early intervention systems; internal affairs; community affairs; technology; and proactive crime prevention. Examine lessons learned by law enforcement practitioners from agencies of all sizes with a strategic overview and practical, task-oriented steps for law enforcement executives to follow when addressing issues within their own communities and agencies.

Law Enforcement in the 21 Century Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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