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
September 26Middle Management 40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
October 17Speed Measurement Operator40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
November 3Basic Corrections Class 191 Graduation R6 p.m.Ceremony
November 7Interviews and Interrogations40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
November 8Security Guard Course40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Certificate
December 5Basic Sniper Course40 hoursM-F8 a.m.-5 p.m.Certificate
December 5Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
December 13Basic Law Enforcement 250 Graduation T6 p.m.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
FebruaryBasic Correction Academy420 hoursM-F8 a.m.-5 p.m.Certificate
FebruaryField Training Officer for LEO40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
FebruaryDiscipline and Special Confinement Tech.40 hoursM-F Incentive
MarchGeneral Instructor Refresher Course8 hours  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