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Police Academy Contacts

 

Janine Czarnec, Associate Dean Criminal Justice Training
Building 21, 114
954-201-6396
 
Dave Sanders, Coordinator Public Safety Programs
Building 21, 127N
954-201-6923
 
Robyn Donisi, Open Enrollment Coordinator
Building 21, 127A
954-201-6926
 
Barbara Green, Executive Assistant
Building 21, 111B
954-201-6793
 
Lynn Zipoli, Executive Assistant
Building 21, 111A
954-201-6792
 
Karamo Rowe, Career and Technical Education Advisor
Building 2, 127M
954-201-6919

 

Police Academy - Instructors

 

Sharron Bailey, Faculty
Building 21, 141
954-201-6802
 
Wayne Boulier, Faculty
Building 21, 126
954-201-6385
 
George Long, Faculty
Building 21, 141
954-201-6810
 
Tamara Spaulding, Faculty
Building 21, 221
954-201-6799
e-mail:  tspauldi@broward.edu

 

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 PROJECTED ACADEMY DATES  ​
 
POLICE ACADEMY  ORIENTATION  PROGRAM  DATES  GRADUATION
# 295 Police Academy
#296 Police Academy

03/17/14

04/14/14
07/02/14
09/24/14
12/01/14

 

03/24/14-08/26/14

04/21/14-09/23/14
07/10/14-12/16/14
10/01/14-03/24/15
12/08/14-05/26/15

 

08/19/14

09/16/14
12/09/14
03/17/15
05/19/15

 

 

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM Monday Thru Friday
 
POLICE SERVICE AIDE ACADEMY (Open Enrollment) PROGRAM DATES  ORIENTATION

09/03/14-10/22/14

 

 08/27/14

 

Driving Days TBA
 
  
EXAM QUALIFICATION   PROGRAM DATES   DRIVING DATES

EQ May 2014-02

EQ Jul 2014-03

EQ Sep. 2014-04

EQ Nov. 2014-05

 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday

***Friday driving day hours are 1PM-10PM 

05/12/14-05/27/14

07/14/14-07/29/14
09/08/14-09/23/14
11/10/14-11/25/14

 

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
  
         
CROSSOVER- CORRECTIONS TO LEO ORIENTATION  PROGRAM DATES

#46 Crossover

06/02/14 06/03/14-12/05/14
8: 30 AM - 12:30 PM Monday thru Friday                                             *DRIVING DATES TBA​ ​
 
 
CORRECTIONS BASIC RECRUIT ACADEMY ORIENTATION  PROGRAM DATES

TBA

 

 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday
 
   
 
Law Enforcement Academy Information​ 
Police Academy
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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. Training and classes take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Students must be hired or sponsored by an agency. 
 
 
 
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:
·       One written test
·         A physical agility test
·         A swimming test
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 Gainful Employment 2011.pdf.

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Broward County Police Academy Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

 

 

Police Service Aide (PSA) Academy

Police Service Aide (PSA) Academy 

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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
·         
To be admitted into the PSA Academy, you must:
 
1.      Complete an application for entry to Broward College
2.      Be 18 years of age or older
3.      Have a high school diploma or GED
4.      Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License – applicants must provide a copy of their current driving history for review.  Contact the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for this information
5.      Be a citizen of the United States or if an international student, have your student visa
6.      Possess a social security card
7.      Be of Good Moral Character, having no felony convictions; no misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements, as outlined in Florida Statute
8.      Not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States and provide copy of military documents
9.      Must successfully pass the TABE test.  Test registration is to be completed at theCriminal Justice Testing Center.  For more information on testing, call 954-201-6931 or 954-201-6790
10.   All students must schedule an appointment for Live Scan (fingerprinting).  Call 954-201-6931 or 954-201-6790 to schedule an appointment
 
Upon successful completion, students will have met the requirements of a parking enforcement specialist and a traffic accident investigator set forth in Florida Statute §316.640(2) and 316.640(3).
 
 
 
 
Corrections Officer Academy
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 552-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). 
 

 

Open Enrollment Law Enforcement Academy
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. 
 
Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.pdf
 
 
Crossover Academies
 
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).
 
 
 
Out-of-State Officers, Federal/Military Officers, Previously Certified Florida Officers
Pre-Exam Qualification Course (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 Pre-Exam Qualification 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.
 

Police Academy FAQ's

What is the cost of the Police Academy?

The fee is $3,620.00

When are fees due?

Fees are due the first day of class.

Do I need a college education to be able to attend the academy?
No, the academy entrance standards are established by Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) rules and Florida Statutes.  Currently, only a high school diploma or GED is required to be accepted in a law enforcement or corrections academy training program.
What do I need to be able to attend the academy?
All basic recruit candidates must meet the minimum state qualifications for certification. They must pass a screening process, including a background investigation, criminal history check, Florida Basic Abilities Test, physical agility and swim test.
Is it necessary to be a Florida resident to attend the academy?
No, but you must be a citizen of the United States.  Recruits from other states will be subject to out-of state fees that are substantially higher for non-Florida residents.
Does the academy have a job placement service?

No.  However, the academy routinely invites representatives from agencies to recruit from each class.

Do I need a college education to become a law enforcement officer, corrections officer or a correctional probation officer?
Although some agencies may require a college degree, there are a greater number that only require a high school diploma or GED.  A bachelor’s degree is required for correctional probation officers.
How often do you offer the basic recruit academy?
Six full-time academies are offered each year.  Please consult our course listing for upcoming scheduled programs.
I have a prior felony arrest. Can I be certified as a law enforcement, correctional or correctional probation officer in the State of Florida?
Pursuant to 943.13(4) Florida Statutes, if a person pleads guilty, no contest, noble contender or is convicted of a felony, that person is ineligible to be certified as an officer in the State of Florida. 
 
If the felony charges are dismissed or nolle prosedhen issues regarding the person’s moral character are determined by the employing agency, the person is not barred by statute from holding certification. 
I have a misdemeanor arrest involving perjury or false statements. Can I be certified as a law enforcement officer, correctional or correctional probation officer in the State of Florida?
Pursuant to 943.13(4) Florida Statutes, if a person pleads guilty, no contest, nolle contendere or is convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, that person is ineligible to be certified as an officer in the State of Florida.  If the misdemeanor perjury or false statement charges are dismissed or nolle prossed then issued regarding the person's moral character are determined by the employing agency.  The person is not barred by Statute from holding certification.
I have taken classes at Broward College before. Do I still need to fill out the Broward College application for this program?
Yes.  Information must be updated when you apply for admission into any new program at Broward College to verify that the information you provided before is still current.
How can I become a certified officer in Florida?
There are three basic steps to becoming a certified officer in Florida.  First, complete the required training for the profession.  Second, pass the State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).  Third, become employed as an officer.
What are the minimum qualifications necessary to become an officer?

We recommend you visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website for complete information.

What are the hours of the Basic Recruit Academy?

Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

Police Service Aide Academy FAQ's
What are the hours for the Police Service Aide Academy?

The academy is open Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How long is the Police Service Aide Academy?

The academy is approximately 5 ½ weeks long.

What types of duties does a police service aide perform?
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A police service aide typically performs police duties that relate to non-criminal activities, such as parking enforcement or traffic accident investigation.
When should I submit my application for the Police Service Aide Academy?
Applications must be submitted two weeks prior to the start date of the academy.
What is the cost of the Police Service Aide Academy?
In state cost is $672.00 and out of state cost is $2,335.00
What is passing score for the Academy?
In accordance with State Law, a student must pass the academy with a score of 80 percent to successfully complete the Academy.
How much time am I permitted to miss from the Academy and still pass?
Students must maintain excellent attendance and cannot miss more than 10 percent of scheduled class sessions.
How should I dress in the Academy?
Students will wear uniforms that will be provided to them.
Pre-Exam Qualification Course FAQ's
If I am certified in another state, can I transfer my certification to Florida?
Yes, in most cases you can. You must contact one of the approved selection centers or an employing agency and provide them with documentation proving that you have worked at least one year as a full-time certified officer, and have comparable training to Florida’s basic recruit training program. Once the selection center or agency determines your eligibility, you will be issued an approved Application for Equivalency, CJSTC Form 76.

Upon receipt of this approval, you will have one year to demonstrate proficiency in the high liability areas (which may take one to two weeks) and pass the State Officer Certification Exam.

If you cannot complete this process within one year from receiving the approved Application for Equivalency, you must complete the full basic recruit training program pursuant to s. 943.131(2), F.S. You are only allowed one Equivalency
How many times can I take the State Officer Certification Exam?
Per the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, you are only permitted three opportunities to pass.
What happens if I don’t pass the exam after three opportunities?
Individuals who do not pass after three attempts must complete the applicable Basic Recruit Training Program and reapply to take the State Officer Certification Exam.
How long do I have to take the State Officer Certification Exam after I complete the Pre-Exam Qualification Course?
You are required to take the SOCE within one year of receiving the exemption, according to the Florida State Statute 943.121.
Where can I find the curriculum for this course?
To assist you further with your course of study, you may review the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website.  Click on Basic Recruit Training Curriculum.  Scroll down the page for your respective criminal justice discipline.
What is the cost to attend the course?

 

Law Enforcement:  $1,215.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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