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

2019 Classes

Aug. 12

Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Evening Class

77 Hours M-R 6-10 p.m. Civilian

Aug. 20

Basic Corrections Academy Course 420 Hours T-F 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Civilian

Sep. 21

Concealed Weapons Permit Course

4 Hours S 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian

Oct. 12

Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders

4 Hours S 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian

Oct. 15, 16,

and 17

2019 Colt Law Enforcement M4/M16 Armorer’s Course

2019 Colt Law Enforcement – Fillable

24 Hours T-W-R 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Specialized

Oct. 21

Advanced Skills and Tactics for Snipers Course

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

Oct. 21 – Nov. 1

Injury and Death Investigation

40 Hours M-F 6-10 p.m.  Specialized

Nov. 4 – 15

Confinement Techniques

40 Hours M-F 6-10 p.m.  Specialized

Nov. 4 – 15

Security Guard Certification Course

40 Hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Civilian

Nov. 9

Concealed Weapons Permit Course

4 Hours S 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian

Nov. 12 – 14

Defensive Tactics Instructor

24 Hours T-Th 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Specialized

Dec. 7

Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders

4 Hours S 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian

 

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

Feb. 4 – 

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

Feb. 17 – 28

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

March 30 – April 10

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