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Police Academy classroom.Police Academy
 
The Police Academy program is a 22-week (770 hours) program that provides training to prepare a student  for the physical and mental demands of a career as a Florida police officer or deputy sheriff. Training and classes take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Students must be hired, sponsored by an agency or have completed the open enrollment process.  For information about open enrollment refer to the PDF file located in the Open Enrollment tab.
 
 
Requirements for entry into the Police Academy are:
 
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Age 19 or higher
  • Good driving record with no tickets
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED (college background highly desirable)
  • Clean criminal record

 

 
Test requirements are:
 
  • Florida Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement (CJBAT)
  • Basic Motor Skills Test (Agility)
  • Swim Test
  • TABE test (for some agencies)
 
All test are available at the Criminal Justice Testing Center located on Central Campus. 
 
For additional information on becoming a certified officer in Florida please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
 
View full Police Academy program

Police Academy Major Code 5269.pdf

Police Academy Gainful Employment 2011.pdf

Physical Fitness Preparation Guide.pdf

Broward County Police Academy Gainful Employment Disclosure
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Corrections Officer Academy​
 
The Corrections Officer PSAV certification program prepares you to train to become a State of Florida corrections officer. Corrections officers typically work in: 
  • City jails
  • County jails
  • State prisons
 
They are responsible for the supervising, care, custody and physical restraint, when necessary, of inmates.
 
Courses for the certificate program train you to:
 
  • Apply first aid safely
  • Prepare for an emergency
  • Defend yourself and others
 
Upon satisfactory completion of this 420-hour program, students will be eligible to take the State Officer Certification exam for Corrections Officers as prescribed in Florida State Statute Chapter 943.17(1). 
 
 
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Open Enrollment Law Enforcement Academy
 
We are pleased to announce we will be accepting applications for the Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy Program.  Please refer to the information packet below for academy acceptance requirements or contact the open enrollment coordinator at 954 201 6926.
 
At this time, there are only five seats available in each upcoming academy program for qualified applicants. 
 
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 Corrections Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement Officer Academy
 
The Law Enforcement Officer Crossover from Correctional Officer PSAV certificate program is designed to train you if you are currently certified in the corrections discipline to laterally move to the law enforcement discipline. This course recognizes your previous training in a basic certification program and meets all requirements of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Upon satisfactory completion, students will be eligible to take the CJSTC Certification Examination, as prescribed in Florida Statute § 943.17(1).
 
 
 
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​Equivalency of Training Course
 
This course is intended for out-of-state officers, federal or military officers and previously certified Florida officers with a four year or more break in service pursuant to section 943.131(2). An officer cannot have more than an 8 year break in service in order to be eligible for this course. The Equivalency of Training Course allows an officer to be exempt from the full basic recruit academy.
 
Requirements to attend:
 
  • Worked for at least one year as a full time (40 hours per week) sworn officer in the discipline that you are seeking;
  • Attended an academy comparable to Florida's basic recruit full time academy or
  • Were previously certified in Florida
 
The course consists of:
 
  • 92 hours of training for law enforcement
 
Demonstrate proficiency in the following high liabilities:
 
  • First Aid
  • Firearms
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Vehicle Operations
 
 
Within this course, you will also receive a review for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE). After showing proficiency in these areas and achieving a passing score, you will then be permitted to take the SOCE exam.
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Police Service Aide (PSA) Academy 

Polcie service aide training.The Police Service
Aide Academy is a five and a half week training program and meets Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entry to the academy is available to hired participants as well as self-sponsored. Participants in the Police Service Aide Academy must wear their department issued uniforms or purchase uniforms.  Uniforms are not provided by Broward College/Institute of Public Safety.
 
Training is conducted in:
 
  • First Aid
  •  Traffic Control
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Police Community Relations
  • Traffic Accident Investigations
 
For more information on how to become a Police Service Aide and enroll in the academy, contact 954-201-6926.
 
 
 
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Correctional Probation Officer Academy
 
The Correctional Probation Officer PSAV certification is a three month program which prepares you to work in the State of Florida as a Correctional Probation Officer.  Emphasis is placed on case load management, supervision and defensive tactics.  To enter the Correctional Probation Officer Program, you must first be hired by the state to enter the academy.
 
The program consists of 449 hours, which is typically completed in three months.  Course topics include:
            Physical fitness training
            Correctional probation training
            Defensive tactics for probation officers
 
Upon satisfactory completion of this program, student will be eligible to take the State Officer Certification exam for Correctional Probation Officer as prescribed in Chapter 943.17(1) Florida State Statutes.
 
CPO-academyBRTP.pdf
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