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:
Michael Huften, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7285, or email:
Michael Austin, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7282, or email:

Criminal Justice Academy Training

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

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


2017 Classes
February 13Basic Corrections Academy420 hoursM-F8 a.m.-5 p.m.Certificate
February 15-16Agency Inspector24 hoursWT7 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
February 17Career Expo 2017 for Public Service Professionals4 hoursF10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
February 25Concealed Weapons Course4 hoursS9 a.m.-1 p.m.Certificate
February 27Field Training Officer Course for LEO40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
March 6Basic Law Enforcement Academy770 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Certificate
March 6Crossover Academy: CO-LEO518 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Certificate
March 9General Instructor Refresher Course8 hoursR8 a.m.-5 p.m.Mandatory
March 20Security Guard Certification Course40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Certificate
AprilLine Supervision80 hours  Certificate
AprilColt Armorer’s Course8 hours  Certificate
May 3Basic Corrections Class Graduation W6 p.m.Ceremony
MayAdvanced Report Writing40 hoursM-F6-10 p.m.Incentive
June 13Basic Law Enforcement Graduation T6 p.m.Ceremony
July 19Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Daytime Class770hoursM-F8 a.m.-5 p.m.Certificate