Open Enrollment Begins April 4th  for the August 2022 LAW ENFORCEMENT and CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS


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Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer

 Public Safety Training Center Academy

LEAD-TIME Schedule 

 Academy Start Date

August 15, 2022

 Open Enrollment Begins

April 4, 2022

 Hours of Training



 Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 Monday - Friday

 *May include several Saturday & Sundays

 Open Enrollment Ends

July 11, 2022

 Physical Abilities Test (PAT) Date


 Uniform Ordering

July 14, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM

Building 200, Room 277

 All Tuition Paid in Full    

July 25, 2022 (Cashier's Office, 352.726.2430, x4304)

*Attendance dates and items, course start and end dates are subject to change without notice. Dependent upon enrollment, courses may be cancelled.

The Correctional Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training is designed to prepare students who are currently certified in the Corrections discipline to laterally move to the Law Enforcement discipline. Practical skills and simulated activities complement the classroom instruction. This minimum standards program is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program. Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Program, a student is eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification exam for Law Enforcement. Upon achieving a passing score on the exam, the student, if not already hired, will be eligible to seek employment with a state of Florida Law Enforcement agency.