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.


 

2019 Classes

March 9

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

March 18

Basic Law Enforcement Academy Course – Evening Class 770 Hours M-R 6-10 p.m. Civilian

March 18-29

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

March 18-29

Field Training Officer Course 40 Hours M-F 6-10 p.m. Specialized

March 25

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

April 1

Speed Measurement Operators Course 40 Hours Shift Friendly 1-10 p.m. Specialized

April 1

Instructor Techniques 64 Hours M-R 6-10 p.m. Specialized

April 8

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

April 13

Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders 4 Hours S 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Civilian

April 15

Breath Test Operator Course 16 Hours M-R 6-10 p.m. Specialized

May 6-17

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

June 24

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

July 17

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

July 17

Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training – Daytime Class 518 Hours W 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Specialized

October 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