Get prepared for a dynamic career in one of the most important professions in our society. If you are looking for a rewarding, challenging, and impactful career, law enforcement may be the future for you.
We invite you to explore our program and discover the many opportunities that await you. With nearly 200 years of combined law enforcement experience, our instructors will prepare you, using state-of-the-art facilities and hands-on training, to make a difference in your community, and reach your career goals. As an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council approved program, upon completion, you will be eligible to take the certification exam.
Your future career opportunities in Law Enforcement can include, police officer, dispatcher, sheriff, corrections officer, state trooper, patrol officer, detention officer, and more.
- Idaho annual median wage: $59,930
- National annual median wage: $65,790
- O*Net OnLine, June 2023
Get Started Today
The Law Enforcement program has a supplemental application process. Follow the steps below to get started.
Applications are being accepted through July 28 for classes beginning Fall 2023.
Step 1: Contact the Law Enforcement program by completing the Get Started form above.
Step 2: You will be contacted to set up an appointment to discuss your career goals and program requirements.
Step 3: Complete the program’s supplemental requirements for your chosen pathway.
Step 4: Complete the CWI Admission Application.
Get started today! This is a competitive program to get into and there are a limited number of spots available, don’t wait.
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The program is designed to prepare students for a career in law enforcement at many levels and will utilize highly experienced instructors throughout the process. Students will get a strong mix of classroom instruction, hands-on training, and practicum experience.
Why This Program
The Law Enforcement program includes numerous courses with emphasis in Criminal Justice topics, Law Enforcement topics, and several practicums. The full Spring semester will be an on-campus patrol academy format and will give the successful student the opportunity to challenge the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training test without attending another academy. All classes will be taught by certified academy instructors. High emphasis will be on proper use of firearms, emergency vehicle operation, defensive tactics/arrest techniques, and fitness.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Obtain the knowledge and technical skills for eligibility to become certified peace officers as set forth by the standards of the Idaho Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy for the State of Idaho
- Become knowledgeable of the proper use of firearms, emergency vehicle operation, defensive tactics/arrest techniques, and fitness
Students will get a strong mix of classroom instruction, hands-on training, and practicum experience.
Requirements and Costs
Minimum Age Requirement18
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Cost & Aid
As a student in this program, you may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. Visit Cost & Aid to view tuition and fees, explore types of aid, apply for federal financial aid, and more.
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Employment opportunities include full-time, part-time, and volunteer work with law enforcement agencies in a variety of settings including patrol, dispatch, detention, and corrections. Agencies may include those at the city, county, state, and federal levels.
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