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 Austin, Coordinator of Criminal Justice Training at 863-784-7282, or email: Michael.Austin@southflorida.edu.


Criminal Justice Academy Training 

2021 Classes
Oct. 18-29

Interviews and Interrogations

40 Hours

M-F

6–10 p.m.

Sworn Officer
Oct. 25- Nov. 5

Security Guard Certification Course

40 Hours

M-F

6–10 p.m.

Civilian
Oct. 30

Concealed Weapon Course

4 Hours

S

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Civilian
Nov. 1-12

Emergency Preparedness for Correctional Officers
**This course will be held at the SFSC Hardee Campus**

40 Hours

M-F

6–10 p.m.

Sworn Officer
Jan. 10, 2022

Basic Law Enforcement Academy – Daytime Class
Applicant Deadline: Dec. 10, 2021

770 Hours

M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Certificate
Jan. 18, 2022

Basic Corrections Academy
Applicant Deadline: Dec. 10, 2021

420 Hours

T-F

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Certificate