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 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 16 or 17 Breath Test Operator Renewal 4 hours T or W

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. 7 and 8 Defensive Tactics Instructor Updates 24 hours F-Sat

7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Specialized
Aug. 15 Concealed Weapons Permit Course 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. 16 Basic Corrections Academy 420 hours Wed- Sunday

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Specialized
Oct. 5-16 Interviews and Interrogations 40 hours M-F

6-10 p.m.

Specialized
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
Dec. 7-11 CMS Firearms Instructor Course 44 Hours
Monday 
Tuesday
Wed.

6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
5 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Specialized
2021 Classes
Jan. 13 Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Daytime Class 770 Hours M-Th 7 a.m.-6 p.m
Specialized
Jan. 13 Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement – Daytime Class 518 Hours M-Th 7 a.m.-6 p.m Specialized
Jan. 25 Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Evening Class 770 Hours M-Th 6-10 p.m. Specialized
Jan. 25 Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement – Evening Class 518 Hours M-Th 6-10 p.m. Specialized