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 

2022 Classes
Oct. 31- Nov. 4

CMS Firearms Instructor Course

44 Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Wed.

Please see flyer attached for course hours details

Sworn Officer

Nov. 21-23

Firearms Instructor Updates

24 Hours

Monday, Tuesday, and Wed.

Please see flyer attached for course hours details

Sworn Officer

2023 Classes
Jan. 17

Basic Law Enforcement Academy- Daytime Class
Application Deadline: Nov. 18

770 Hours

M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sworn Officer

Jan. 17

Basic Law Enforcement Crossover Academy-Daytime Class
Application Deadline: Nov. 18

520 Hours

M-Th

7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sworn Officer