Basic Jail Academy

Looking for a rewarding law enforcement position with quick career entry? Join Gateway’s Basic Jail Academy and begin a career as a jailer, guarding inmates in county jails and detention centers in accordance with established regulations and procedures. Some counties may also guard prisoners in transit between jails, courtroom, prison or other points. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual salary for Jailers in 2018 was $49,300. 

This four-week, 160-hour program qualifies its graduates to become certified as Basic Jailers in Wisconsin. Course candidates must be 18 or older, be a US citizen, complete an oral interview with a panel and undergo a physical assessment and criminal history records and procedures. Upon acceptance, you'll learn hands in Gateway's Kenall Protective Services Center.