Law Enforcement in Wisconsin

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Schools Offering Law Enforcement Programs in Wisconsin


Each year, approximately 0.8% of Wisconsin graduates receive degrees in law enforcement. In other words, every year an estimated 1,308 law enforcement professionals graduate from Wisconsin's 40 law enforcement schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a law enforcement program is Marquette University. Marquette University, which was ranked 25th in the country in 2010, is located in Milwaukee. In 2010, no students graduated from Marquette University's law enforcement program. The tuition rate at Marquette University was $30,462 per year.

Carroll University, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a law enforcement program. It is located in Waukesha. In 2010, Carroll University graduated 11 students from its law enforcement program. Students at Carroll University paid $24,065 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Wisconsin that has a law enforcement program is Concordia University-Wisconsin. Concordia University-Wisconsin, which was ranked 72nd in the country in 2010, is located in Mequon. 33 students graduated with degree in law enforcement from Concordia University-Wisconsin in 2010. Tuition at Concordia University-Wisconsin was $22,150 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Wisconsin's law enforcement schools ranges from $30,462 per year to $3,339 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,892 per year. In 2010, the law enforcement schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Wisconsin were:

  1. Marquette University - located in Milwaukee, students are charged $30,462 per year
  2. Carthage College - located in Kenosha, students are charged $29,750 per year
  3. Carroll University - located in Waukesha, students are charged $24,065 per year

The law enforcement schools in Wisconsin that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Blackhawk Technical College - located in Janesville, students are charged $3,339 per year
  2. Lakeshore Technical College - located in Cleveland, students are charged $3,355 per year
  3. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - located in Shell Lake, students are charged $3,371 per year

A law enforcement degree from a Wisconsin school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Wisconsin law enforcement professionals:

  1. Milwaukee County - 3,480 law enforcement professionals
  2. Columbia County - 1,760 law enforcement professionals
  3. Dodge County - 1,010 law enforcement professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of law enforcement professionals is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 14,320 law enforcement professionals working in the Wisconsin then.

Salary

law enforcement professionals in Wisconsin make an average of $60,140 per year. In 2010, however, some Wisconsin law enforcement professional earned as little as less than $26,180 per year or as much as more than $117,960 per year. The counties in Wisconsin with the highest average salary for law enforcement professionals are:

  1. Milwaukee County - $67,790 per year
  2. Brown County - $64,260 per year
  3. Columbia County - $63,380 per year

Law enforcement professionals in the following counties in Wisconsin make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Buffalo County - $41,550 per year
  2. Adams County - $46,580 per year
  3. Barron County - $47,185 per year

The law enforcement professionals with highest average salaries in Wisconsin were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $67,570 per year
  2. Police Officer - $52,710 per year

On average, the lowest paid law enforcement professionals in Wisconsin were:

  1. Fugitive Detective - $67,570 per year
  2. Police Officer - $52,710 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law enforcement in Wisconsin and to compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or crime scene investigation, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement in Wisconsin
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement in Wisconsin
  • Certificate in Law Enforcement in Wisconsin

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 11,240 $52,710 -2.3%
2
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,330 $67,570 -7.6%
 

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