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

July 22-Aug. 6

Speed Measurement Operators Course

40 Hours M-R 6-10 p.m. Specialized

July 29 – 31

Defensive Tactics Instructor Updates

24 Hours M, T, W 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Specialized

Aug. 12

Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Evening Class

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

Aug. 10

Live Range Training for Concealed Weapon Permit Holders

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