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: publicservice@southflorida.edu
Michael Huften, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7285, or email: Michael.Huften@southflorida.edu.
Michael Austin, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7282, or email: Michael.Austin@southflorida.edu.


Criminal Justice Academy Training 

2020 Classes

Jan. 6 – 31

Instructor Techniques 64 hours M-Th

6-10 p.m.

Specialized

Jan. 8 and 9

Glock Operators Course 16 hours W, Th

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specialized

Jan. 17 – 31

Field Training Officer Course for Law Enforcement Officers 40 hours M-F

6-10 p.m. 

Specialized

Jan. 15 – 

Correctional Officer Cross-Over to Law Enforcement – Daytime Class 518 hours M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Specialized

Jan. 15 – 

Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Daytime Class 770 hours M-Th 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Specialized

Jan. 18

Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 hours Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian

Feb. 4 – 

Basic Corrections Academy 420 hours T-F 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Specialized

Feb. 15

Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 hours Saturday 9 a.m -1 p.m. Civilian

Feb. 17 – 28

Hostage Negotiations 40 hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Specialized

March 14

Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 hours Saturday 9 a.m -1 p.m. Civilian

March 30 – April 10

Interviews and Interrogations 40 hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Specialized

April 11

Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 hours Saturday 9 a.m -1 p.m. Civilian