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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Wisconsin

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fond du Lac, Milwaukee and Janesville
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oshkosh, La Crosse and Green Bay
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Wisconsin

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Milwaukee, Racine and Madison

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  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Master of Law: International Legal Studies
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice – Homeland Security
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Law Enforcement Skills Certificate
  • Law Enforcement Academics Certificate
  • Criminal Justice Associate’s

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  • MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Programs
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Earn your Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - 100% online
  • Courses include Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Law and Procedures, and Criminology
  • Program focuses on theoretical and applied criminal justice, the role of law enforcement in the justice system, and more
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom
Programs
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • A.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Human Services / Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice A.A.S.
  • Serving students in higher education since 1941.
  • Offers diplomas and degree programs in accounting, healthcare, and business. 
  • Uses a unique inverted curriculum that enables students to take core classes in their first year.
  • Provides flexible scheduling for students with four start times per year.
  • Has 36 campus locations across the United States, as well as online courses.
  • Formed program advisory boards to ensure that all course material stays up to date.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.

More Wisconsin Police Patrol Officers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Janesville
Associate
2,283
Waukesha
Doctorate
3,324
Kenosha
Masters
2,778
Eau Claire
Associate
5,998
Keshena
Associate
505
Mequon
Doctorate
5,933
Madison
Doctorate
2,581
Appleton
Associate
7,624
Kenosha
Associate
7,586
Plymouth
Masters
3,824
Cleveland
Associate
2,727
Madison
Associate
14,647
Fond Du Lac
Doctorate
2,957
Milwaukee
Doctorate
11,516
Wisconsin Rapids
Associate
2,945
Milwaukee
Associate
17,193
Milwaukee
Masters
1,702
Rhinelander
Associate
1,253
Wausau
Associate
3,729
Green Bay
Associate
8,105
Fennimore
Associate
2,549
Eau Claire
Masters
10,854
Milwaukee
Doctorate
29,338
Oshkosh
Masters
12,772
Kenosha
Masters
5,010
Platteville
Masters
7,189
La Crosse
Masters
3,088
Pewaukee
Associate
7,419
La Crosse
Associate
4,564

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Wisconsin. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Appleton 330 $59,860
Janesville 290 $60,420
Beloit 290 $60,420
Eau Claire 240 $52,640
Fond du Lac 210 $61,390
Green Bay 550 $65,860
Madison 1510 $58,550
Milwaukee 3440 $70,390
Waukesha 3440 $70,390
West Allis 3440 $70,390
Oshkosh 220 $66,490
Neenah 220 $66,490
Racine 360 $67,500
Sheboygan 150 $59,510
Wausau 220 $56,080

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