3340 | Law Enforcement

The Basic Law Enforcement program trains you to become a law enforcement officer in the state of Florida. It is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for meeting state requirements for law enforcement officer training. By completing the program successfully, you receive an occupational certificate and are eligible to take the state certification examination to become a certified law enforcement officer. You must attend all sessions of training and score a minimum of 80 percent on all examinations per Administrative Rule.

Special Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the program, you must:

  1. Obtain authorization from the Director of the Criminal Justice Academy prior to registering for all or part of this program.
  2. Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  3. Be 19 years of age prior to graduation from the Academy.
  4. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  5. Submit to a background inquiry prior to admission (additional fee for fingerprint submission)
  6. Not have a record of conviction for any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic violence.
  7. Successfully pass a Basic Abilities Test (additional fee) prior to admission.
  8. Complete an Academy Application prior to admission.
  9. Pass a physical exam for physical fitness training
  • Weapons and uniforms that meet academy specifications will be provided by the Criminal Justice Academy unless they are provided by the sponsoring agencies.
  • You must register for these classes as a block of instruction.

Length: 770 contact hours / 25.7 occupational credits

Volume 1 – Florida Basic Recruit Training Program: Law Enforcement

ChapterCourse TitleHours Course Number
1Introduction to Law Enforcment10 CJK 0001
2Legal62 CJK 0012
3Interactions in a Diverse Community40 CJK 0013
4Interviewing and Report Writing56 CJK 0014
5Fundamentals of Patrol35 CJK 0064
6Calls for Service36 CJK 0065
7Criminal Investigations50 CJK 0077
8Crime Scene to Courtroom35 CJK 0078
9Critical Incidents44 CJK 0092
10Traffic Stops30 CJK 0087
11DUI Traffic Stops24 CJK 0084
12Traffic Crash Investigations32 CJK 0088

Volume 2 – Florida Basic Recruit Training Program: High Liability

ChapterCourse TitleHours Course Number
1CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations48 CJK 0020
2CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers40 CJK 0031
3CMS Criminal Justice Firearms80 CJK 0040
4CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics80 CJK 0051
5Dart-Firing Stun Gun8 CJK 0422
6Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training60 CJK 0096
 Sub-total 316  
 Program Total770  

Program Completion in Normal Time:

Normal Program Length

  • 6 months full-time
  • 10 months part-time

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