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Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Florida Law Enforcement Academy (P430105)

This program is established for the purpose of providing job-related training to candidates for full-time or part-time law enforcement officers that require entry level certification in accordance with Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.).

The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; history and evolution of laws; introduction to the criminal justice system; statutory authority and skills; laws, rules, and regulations of arrest; search and seizure; knowledge of use of force; defensive tactics; physical fitness; weapons skills; controlling and restraining techniques; traffic control and direction, DUI enforcement techniques; first aid techniques; communications skills; and human relation skills.

For the Florida Law Enforcement Academy, Correctional Officer, and Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer programs prospective students should be aware that in order to obtain certification in these areas they must complete their training program, pass the state license exam and be employed by a law enforcement agency.

  Title Course # Hours



















Introduction to Law Enforcement CJK0001 10
Legal CJK0012 62
Interactions in a Diverse Community CJK0013 40
Interviewing and Report Writing CJK0014 56
Fundamentals of a Patrol CJK0064 35
Calls for Service CJK0065 36
Criminal Investigations CJK0077 50
Crime Scene to Courtroom CJK0078 35
Critical Incidents CJK0092 44
Traffic Stops CJK0087 30
DUI Traffic Stops CJK0084 24
Traffic Crash Investigations CJK0088 32
CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations CJK0020 48
CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers CJK0031 40
CMS Criminal Justice Firearms CJK0040 80
CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics CJK0051 80
Dart- Firing Stun Gun CJK0422 8
Criminal Justice Officer Physical Training/ Law Enforcement CJK0096 60
  Program Length: 770 Hours


Course Prerequisites

  • School District Recognized Accredited High School Diploma or GED
  • A physical training pre-test is required
  • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - CJBAT ($40)
  • Fingerprint Card processed by FDLE and FBI ($55)
  • Physical Exam with EKG Results and Drug Screen (cost varies with each doctor)
  • Three (3) day orientation process

Program Times

Times and days may vary depending on curriculum needs. Contact the Criminal Justice Department (850-941-6200 ext. 2152) for schedules.


Program Costs


Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $2218

Law Enforcement Supply Fee: $1000

Uniforms: $400

Total: $3618


Estimated  for Non-Residents

Tuition: $9025

Law Enforcement Supply Fee: $1000

Uniforms: $400

Total: $10,425

Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $26,00 - $31,000

Pensacola Average: $42, 681.60

State Average: $59,342.40

National Average: $56,100

Florida Law Enforcement Academy Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2152

Location: REGION 1 | FDLE Criminal Justice Training Center #70

Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM