Mid-State recognizes law enforcement academy graduates
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College recognized the efforts of students who completed training through its Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement 720 Academy in a special ceremony held in December. The 10 students completed 720 hours of basic law enforcement training to become a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin.
“Most Wisconsin law enforcement agencies require or at least expect applicants to bring their (Department of Justice) certification into the application process,” said Dr. Clark Pagel, Mid-State’s law enforcement and jail academy director. “This special training and certification just makes our students all the more employable.”
According to Pagel, Mid-State has traditionally graduated one Law Enforcement 720 Academy class per year. In the last few years, demand for qualified, certified officers has increased enough to expand to two classes per year.
For more information on the program, visit mstc.edu/programs.