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Criminal Justice Academy - Law Enforcement Officer CCP

Criminal Justice Academy - Law Enforcement Officer Program Overview (5600) Limited Access

Type of Award

CCP - Career Certificate Program

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx

Program Description

The Criminal Justice Academy is a limited access program governed by Palm Beach State, Region XII Justice Training Council and the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training prepares students as entry-level law enforcement officers in the State of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities complement the classroom instruction. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Certification Examination. This minimum standards class is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/LearningOutcomes for detailed information.

Admission Requirements

All candidates entering the program must have proof of a standard high school diploma or U.S. GED and are required to complete the Selection Center Testing through Palm Beach State or enter under the auspices of a Palm Beach County law enforcement agency.

Additionally, they must complete a Palm Beach State application, achieve passing scores on the Basic Ability Test (BAT), and successfully pass a fitness ability test, a medical examination, a complete drug screen, and a criminal background investigation that includes a military, employment and education check. All candidates will be required to successfully pass a psychological exam and a polygraph exam.

Successful candidates will be accepted into the academy program. For information on testing or academy beginning dates, call (561) 868-3398 or visit the Web site at www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx

Meeting with Rules and Regulations

Students registering in the Law Enforcement, Corrections or Crossover Academy must meet and abide by the rules and regulations of the Palm Beach State Criminal Justice Institute. These rules are provided in the Academy Rules and Regulations. Further, students are also subject to the rules and regulations of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Completion Requirements

Modular Examination Failure

Failure of any modular examination in academy training will entitle the student recruit to one re-test (not the same test), which must be taken before the academy ends. Failure of the re-test will result in the student repeating the module.

Statewide Examination and Failure

At the completion of academic training, the applicant must file with CJSTC to take the statewide certification examination. There is a $100.00 fee for filing. The test will be developed and administered by CJSTC. A total of three attempts will be permitted. Failure of the third test attempt will necessitate repeating the complete academy training program.

Program Length

Total program hours: 770

Approximate program length: 6 months fulltime, 9 months part time

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth location.

For More Information

Christine Todaro, todaroc@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3908

Employment Opportunities

The Law Enforcement Officer Program provides eligibility for certification as a Florida law enforcement officer.

Career Path Notes

Students completing either concentration of the Criminal Justice Academies are strongly encouraged to continue their education by completing the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students completing the Law Enforcement program at Palm Beach State College automatically earn credits towards the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Clock Hours: 770)

CJK0001Introduction to Law Enforcement (CCP)

10 Clock Hours

CJK0012Legal (CCP)

62 Clock Hours

CJK0013Interactions In A Diverse Community (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0014Interviewing and Report Writing (CCP)

56 Clock Hours

CJK0064Fundamentals Of Patrol (CCP)

35 Clock Hours

CJK0065Calls for Service (CCP)

36 Clock Hours

CJK0077Criminal Investigations (CCP)

50 Clock Hours

CJK0078Crime Scene to Courtroom (CCP)

35 Clock Hours

CJK0092Critical Incidents (CCP)

44 Clock Hours

CJK0087Traffic Stops (CCP)

30 Clock Hours

CJK0084DUI Traffic Stops (CCP)

24 Clock Hours

CJK0088Traffic Crash Investigations (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

CJK0020Cms Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (CCP)

48 Clock Hours

CJK0031CMS First Aide for Criminal Justice Officers (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0040Criminal Justice Firearms (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

CJK0422Dart-Firing Stun Gun (CCP)

8 Clock Hours

CJK0096Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training (LE) (CCP)

60 Clock Hours

Total Credit Hours: 770

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Clock Hours: 484)

CJK0001Introduction to Law Enforcement (CCP)

10 Clock Hours

CJK0012Legal (CCP)

62 Clock Hours

CJK0013Interactions In A Diverse Community (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

CJK0014Interviewing and Report Writing (CCP)

56 Clock Hours

CJK0064Fundamentals Of Patrol (CCP)

35 Clock Hours

CJK0065Calls for Service (CCP)

36 Clock Hours

CJK0077Criminal Investigations (CCP)

50 Clock Hours

CJK0078Crime Scene to Courtroom (CCP)

35 Clock Hours

CJK0040Criminal Justice Firearms (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

CJK0051Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics (CCP)

80 Clock Hours

 

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Clock Hours: 286)

CJK0422Dart-Firing Stun Gun (CCP)

8 Clock Hours

CJK0096Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training (LE) (CCP)

60 Clock Hours

CJK0092Critical Incidents (CCP)

44 Clock Hours

CJK0087Traffic Stops (CCP)

30 Clock Hours

CJK0084DUI Traffic Stops (CCP)

24 Clock Hours

CJK0088Traffic Crash Investigations (CCP)

32 Clock Hours

CJK0020Cms Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (CCP)

48 Clock Hours

CJK0031CMS First Aide for Criminal Justice Officers (CCP)

40 Clock Hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 770