August 2020 we will begin accepting applications for the January 2021 LAW ENFORCEMENT and CORRECTIONS CLASSES. You must attend an Academy Introduction to start the enrollment process, click on How to Sign up for more information.  


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Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer

 Public Safety Training Center Academy

  January 2021  LEAD-TIME Schedule 

 Academy Start Date

January 25, 2021

 Open Enrollment Begins

 August 17, 2020

 Hours of Training



 Hours: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Monday - Thursday

 *May include several Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

 Open Enrollment Ends

 December 1, 2020

 Physical Abilities Test (PAT) Date


 Uniform Ordering

 December 14, 2020

 Time: 5:00 pm - prompt

 Room 277

 All Tuition Paid in Full    

January 6, 2021 (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.