Crossover from Corrections to Law Enforcement

7246: Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (515 Clock Hours)

CIP: 430199
FL CIP: 0743010702
SOC: 33-3051
Entry Wage: $10/hour

This program is designed for a student who has a Florida correctional officer’s certification and seeks to become a Florida law enforcement officer. Students who successfully complete this program and pass the State Officer Certification Examination typically work as municipal, county, or state law enforcement officers.

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 Crossover from Correctional Officer to 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 a physical examination by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.), physician’s assistant, or an authorized advanced registered nurse practitioner within six months of the start of class
  • be in good academic standing at College of Central Florida
  • must 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 four 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.

Program Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Clock Hours

CJK 0293

Overview of Law Enforcement

64

CJK 0297

Interactions in Crisis Situations

10

CJK 0296

Reporting Procedures

32

CJK 0064

Fundamentals of Patrol

35

CJK 0065

Calls for Service

36

CJK 0078

Crime Scene to Courtroom

35

CJK 0077

Criminal Investigations

50

CJK 0087

Traffic Stops

30

CJK 0084

DUI Traffic STops

24

CJK 0088

Traffic Crash Investigations

32

CJK 0092

Critical Incidents

44

CJK 0020

Vehicle Operations

48

CJK 0422

Dart Firing Stun Gun

8

CJK 0392

Crossover Handgun Transition Course

24

CJK 0393

Crossover Program Updates

8

CJK 0295

Crossover to Law Enforcement, Officer Wellness

35

 

Total Clock Hours

515