Law Enforcement Officer

7253: Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (770 Clock Hours)

CIP: 43.0107
FL CIP: 0743010700
SOC: 33-3051
Entry Wage: $15.42/hour

This program is designed for students who seek certification as law enforcement officers. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the state’s certification examination. The program is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489, telephone 850-410-8600.

View gainful employment information on this program at http://www.cf.edu/departments/instruction/workforce/gainfulemployment/7253.htm.

Please consult
http://www.cf.edu/departments/instruction/public_service/cji/lawenf.htm for updated information regarding this program.

Admission Criteria

Note: Chapter 790.23 F.S. prohibits the possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person who as a juvenile was found to have committed a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult until the person is 24 years of age. This would require the applicant to wait until they are 24 to attend the basic recruit training.

To apply for admission into the Corrections Officer or Law Enforcement Officer certificate program, each applicant must:

  • be at least 19 years of age prior to completing the program
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement
  • not have been discharged dishonorably from the military (if applicable)
  • be of good moral character
  • pass a background investigation
  • pass the Physical Abilities Test/Course (PAC) within six months of the start of class
  • pass a physical examination by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) or physician’s assistant within six months of the start of class
  • be in good academic standing at College of Central Florida
  • pass the Law Enforcement version of the Florida Basic Abilities Test, LEBAT.

In addition, the applicant must submit:

  1. a copy of scores on the LEBAT for Law Enforcement which must be less than two years old from the start of class
  2. a completed/signed College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute Applicant Questionnaire.

Note: All the above information must be submitted as a package.

Admission to the program will be based on:

  • review of package
  • completed questionnaire
  • medical examination
  • background investigation
  • Physical Abilities Test/Course, PAC.

Program Core Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Clock Hours

CJK 0007

Introduction to Law Enforcement

11

CJK 0008

Legal

69

CJK 0011

Human Issues

40

CJK 0017

Communications

76

CJK 0020

Vehicle Operations

48

CJK 0031C

First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers

40

CJK 0040

Firearms

80

CJK 0051

Defensive Tactics

80

CJK 0061

Patrol I

58

CJK 0062

Patrol II

40

CJK 0071

Criminal Investigations

56

CJK 0076

Crime Scene Investigations

24

CJK 0082

Traffic Stops

24

CJK 0083

DUI Traffic Stops

24

CJK 0086

Traffic Crash Investigations

32

CJK 0096

Physical Fitness

60

CJK 0422

Dart Firing Stun Gun

8

 

Total Clock Hours

770