CMS Firearms Instructor CourseCriminal 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.


2017 Classes
March 20 Security Guard Certification Course 40 hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Certificate
May 3 Basic Corrections Class Graduation   W 6 p.m. Ceremony
May 8 Advanced Report Writing and Review 40 hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Incentive
May 13 CMS Firearms Instructor Course 44 hours Sat.-Sun.
6 a.m.-7 p.m.
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May 25 CPR Instructor Course 5 hours R 5:30-10:30 p.m. Certificate
June 13 Basic Law Enforcement Graduation   T 6 p.m. Ceremony
July 19 Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Daytime Class 770 hours M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Certificate
September 18 Basic Sniper Course 40 hours M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Incentive