The Criminal Justice Academy offers classes and workshops throughout the year at the Highlands Campus, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Click on the course name to view the complete description and contact information.

For current information, email the Criminal Justice Academy:
Michael Huften, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7285, or email:
Michael Austin, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7282, or email:

Criminal Justice Academy Training

All courses are at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park, unless otherwise noted.

Click on class titles for dates, times, and complete class descriptions.

2016 Classes
December 13Basic Law Enforcement 250 Graduation   Ceremony
2017 Classes
January 9Hostage Negotiations 40 hoursM-R6-10 p.m.Incentive
January 19Basic Law Enforcement Academy770 hoursM-F8 a.m.-5 p.m.Certificate
February 13Basic Corrections Academy420 hoursM-F8 a.m.-5 p.m.Certificate
FebruaryField Training Officer Course for LEO40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
February 6Discipline and Special Confinement Techniques40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
March 9General Field Instructor Refresher Course8 hoursR8 a.m.-5 p.m.Mandatory
MarchBasic Law Enforcement Academy770 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Certificate
MarchCrossover Academy: CO-LEO518 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Certificate
AprilGlock Armorer’s Course16 hours  Certificate
AprilColt Armorer’s Course8 hours  Certificate
MayBasic Corrections Class Graduation R6 p.m.Ceremony
MayAdvanced Report Writing40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive