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

The first step in the Criminal Justice Academy application process is for the applicant to go to: sfsc.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/aform/EM0T5lC78670x6700sxN.ssc.

Once the student has completed the College application and received a response from the College, they can continue to the specific application they are preparing for:

Law Enforcement: https://sfsc.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/aform/N80K4G87B86G0x6702d678.ssc

Coordinator for Law Enforcement: michael.huften@southflorida.edu

Corrections: https://sfsc.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/aform/N7878NG07c020x6702d678.ssc

Coordinator for Corrections: michael.austin@southflorida.edu

Public Safety Communication (9-1-1 Dispatch Operator): https://sfsc.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/aform/N77c1m87B86G0x6702d678.ssc

Coordinator for Public Safety Communication (9-1-1 Dispatch Operator): michael.austin@southflorida.edu

Once the second application has been submitted, the student will receive an email from the coordinator giving them a list of the additional items they will need to complete. After all the additional items have been completed and reviewed by the coordinator, he will issue the “Authorization to Register” which is the final step prior to the start date of the Academy.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator.

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

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


 

2018 Classes

November 26

Basic Sniper Course 40 Hours M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Specialized

December 8

Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 Hours S 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian 
2019 Classes

January 7-11

CMS Firearms Instructor Course

44 Hours W-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Specialized

January 7-18

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

January 17

Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Daytime Class 770 Hours M-R 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Civilian

January 17

Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training – Daytime class 518 Hours M-R 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Specialized

January 28

Basic Corrections Academy Course 420 Hours M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Civilian

February 4

9-1-1 Emergency Dispatcher 232 Hours M-R 6-10 p.m. Civilian

May 6-17

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