Gateway has its own Sim-City which is a facility constructed within the college that resembles a small city including real life buildings. In this simulation training students learn crime scene investigation, legal considerations and fire arm tactics. Students also participate in use-of-force scenario training to prepare them for on the job situations. All scenario training is videotaped to help students study and make needed corrections.
During simulation training, students also use a MILO system which is a simulated firearms range where students can practice. The video system is capable of broadcasting numerous scenarios that police officers may run into on a daily basis.
Students are encouraged to join the Criminal Justice club. Students gain real-life experience in working with law enforcement agencies as well as touring facilities and volunteering at events including Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and other local events.
Gateway also offers a Police Science internship program in which students work for a semester with a certified police department and participate in their daily law enforcement activities.
Study abroad opportunities are also available for students. International education opportunities include learning about comparative criminal justice systems and laws. Students work with officers from different countries and examine their crime patterns and means of effectively patrolling and preventing those crimes. This experience gives students the opportunity to enhance their resume and network with industry professionals.