Basic Jail Academy

Explore a dynamic career in law enforcement with Gateway's Basic Jail Academy. Our intensive five-week, 200-hour program offers rapid entry into the field as a correctional officer. As a graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a certified Basic Jailer in Wisconsin, overseeing the security and transport of inmates within county jails and detention centers, following strict regulations and procedures.

In addition to providing a secure environment, you may also be responsible for escorting prisoners to and from various locations, including courtrooms and prisons. The current salary for Correctional Officers and Jailers in our tri-county area is approximately $50,123.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, U.S. citizens and able to successfully complete an oral interview panel, a physical assessment and a review of their criminal history. Training will be held at the Walworth County Jail, where you'll gain practical, hands-on experience. Start your journey towards a rewarding criminal justice career today with Gateway’s Basic Jail Academy.