Basic Jail Academy

Looking for a rewarding correctional officer 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. The current salary outlook for Correctional Officers and Jailers in our tri-country district is $50,123.

This five-week, 200-hour program qualifies its graduates to become certifiable 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.