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. 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

Feb. 17 – 28

Security Guard Certification Course 40 hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Civilian

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
May 9 Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 hours Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian
May 11 CPR Instructor Course 5 hours M 5:30-10:30 p.m. Civilian

May 18-22

CMS Firearms Instructor Course 44 hours M-F

6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specialized
May 28-29 Crisis Intervention Training for School Resource Officer 24 hours Th-F

7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Specialized
June 6 Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian
June 1-12 Emergency Preparedness for Correctional Officers 40 hours M-F

6-10 p.m.

Specialized
July 6-9 School Resource Officer 40 hours M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Specialized
July 15 Basic Law Enforcement Academy-Daytime Class 770 hours M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Specialized
July 15 Correctional Officer Cross-Over to Florida CMS Law Enforcement-Daytime Class 518 hours M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Specialized
July 18 Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian
Aug. 15 Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian
Aug. 24-28 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 40 hours M-F

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specialized
Sept. 14-18 Middle Management 40 hours M-F

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specialized
Sept. 19 Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian
Oct. 17 Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian
Nov. 14 Concealed Weapons Permit Course 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian
Dec. 5 Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 hours Saturday

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Civilian