Police Academies in the State of Florida

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Looking for a police academy in the state of Florida?

The following is a listing of FDLE Certified Law Enforcement Academies in Florida listed by county. In order to become a Law Enforcement Officer, whether it's a City Police Officer or a Deputy Sheriff working for the county, you will need to first complete a certified basic recruit police training program commonly referred to as a police academy. These police training programs are also called "basic recruit training programs" or "Law Enforcement Basic" and contain a standardized curriculum set forth by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC). The academies are usually offered during the day but some colleges and training centers offer a night / weekend academy that's longer in duration but convenient for individuals that have day jobs. Some law enforcement agencies in Florida will hire you with a salary while you attend the academy and will pay for your academy uniforms, books and tuition. Other agencies may sponsor you. A sponsorship basically means a promise of being hired once you graduate from the academy and receive a passing score on the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE). However, these sponsorships vary among agencies and may not cover academy costs. Additionally, many sponsorships are not a 100% guarantee of securing a job upon graduation but may place you in non-paid reserve status until positions become available. Also, it's very common that individuals will sponsor themselves or self-sponsor. This means you would pay your own tuition and expenses during the academy. There are only a few academies in Florida that do not allow self-sponsorship. Whatever route you choose, it's recommended you talk to a recruiter for the agency that interests you to learn more about what they offer. Normally a testing center associated with the Law Enforcement training center is a great place to start asking questions. The testing center will sign you up for the required tests for entering the Police Academy. Tests may include any combination of the following: CJ-BAT, F-BAT, BAT, TABE, drug screening, psychological screening, oral interview, background investigation, driving history check, medical examination, polygraph, Physical Assessment (PAT), and they may even check to see if you have any inappropriate tattoos. Passing these tests are required for entrance to a police academy.


ALACHUA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Santa Fe College, Institute of Public Safety - Kirkpatrick Center

Kirkpatrick Center
3737 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
LE Programs 352.271.2944 | Police Training 352.271.2932
Santa Fe College, Institute of Public Safety - Kirkpatrick Center


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BAY COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Gulf Coast State College, Criminal Justice Training Academy

5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401 | 850.769.1551 ext 5613
email: jammons@gulfcoast.edu
Gulf Coast State College, Criminal Justice Training Academy

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BREVARD COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Law Enforcement Academy at Eastern Florida State College, The Brevard Police Testing Center

Brevard Police Testing Center
3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935 | 321.433.5638
Brevard Community College Police Academy,Criminal Justice Center

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BROWARD COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES


Broward Community College, Institute for Public Safety

CJ Testing Center
Davie Campus of Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Bldg. 21,
Davie, FL 33314 | 954.201.4300
Broward Community College, Institute for Public Safety

Broward County Sheriff's Office Institute for Criminal Justice Studies

BSO ICJS
2601 West Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 | 954.831.8150
Broward County Sheriff's Office Institute for Criminal Justice Studies

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CALHOUN COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center

3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446 | 850.718.2286
Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center

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CITRUS COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Citrus County Public Safety Training Center

1201 W Main St.
Inverness, FL 34453 | 352.726.2430 x4352
Citrus County Public Safety Training Center

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COLUMBIA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Florida Gateway College Public Service Training Center

25030 US Highway 90
Olustee, FL 32072
386.754.4300 / 386.754.4383
Lake City Community College, Olustee Public Service Center

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DUVAL COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES


St. John's River Community College, Criminal Justice Training Program

2990 College Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084 | 904.808.7490
St. John's River Community College, Criminal Justice Training Program

Florida State College at Jacksonville / Florida Coast Career Tech, Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training

101 W. State St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32202 | 904.713.4814 | 904.713.4900
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


George Stone Area Vo-Tech Center, Criminal Justice Training Center

2400 Longleaf Drive
Pensacola, FL 32526 | 850.944.6775
George Stone Area Vo-Tech Center, Criminal Justice Training Center

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HIGHLANDS COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


South Florida State College, Criminal Justice Academy Public Service Academy

South Florida Community College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825 | 863.784.7280
South Florida State College, Criminal Justice Academy

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Hillsborough Community College, Criminal Justice Institute

2112 N. 15th St,
Tampa, FL 33605 | 813.253.7676 | 813.259.6462
Hillsborough Community College, Criminal Justice Institute

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LAKE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Lake Technical Center Institute of Public Safety Criminal Justice Academy

The Institute of Public Safety
1565 Lane Park Cutoff
Tavares, FL 32778 | 352.742.6463
Lake Technical Center Institute of Public Safety Criminal Justice Academy

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LEE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

4312 Michigan Ave
Fort Myers, Florida 33905 | 239.334.3897
Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

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LEON COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES


Tallahassee Community College, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

75 College Drive
Suite 203
Havana, FL 32333 | 850.201.7007
Tallahassee Community College, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Recruiter Phone Numbers:
Northwest 850.232.9969 | Northeast 352.427.6728 | South - A (Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Glades and Hendry counties) 561.662.0135 | North Central 386.758.0525, ext. 128 | Southwest 813.495.1456 | South - B (Miami-Dade and Broward counties) 561.723.1417 (Monroe and Collier counties) 305.684.8703
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement

Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy

75 College Dr.
Suite 221-FHP
Havana, FL 32333 | 850.558.4250
Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy

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MADISON COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


North Florida Community College, Public Safety Academy

325 NW Turner Davis Dr.
Madison, FL 32340 | 850.973.1617
North Florida Community College, Public Safety Academy


MARION COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


College of Central Florida, Criminal Justice Institute, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Academy

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474 | 352.873.5838
College of Central Florida, Criminal Justice Institute

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MANATEE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES


Manatee Technical Institute, Criminal Justice Academy

5540 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100 x2016 |
e-mail: niels@manateeschools.net
Manatee Technical Institute, Criminal Justice Academy

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Training Center

14490 B Harlee Road, Palmetto, FL 34221
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Training Center

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES


Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute (MDPSTI), Police Academy

9601 NW 58th Street
Miami, FL 33178 | 305.715.5080 |
email: smholtz@mdpd.com
Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute (MDPSTI)

Miami Police Training Center

400 N.W. 2 Avenue, Room 327
Miami, Florida 33128 | 305.603.6624 |
email: mptc@miami-police.org
Miami Police Training Center

Miami-Dade College, School of Justice

11380 N.W. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167 | 305.237.1476
email: nac@mdc.edu
Miami-Dade College, School of Justice


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MONROE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Florida Keys Community College, Institute of Criminal Justice

5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040 | 305.809.3200
Florida Keys Community College, Institute of Criminal Justice

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OKALOOSA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Northwest Florida State College, Criminal Justice Training Center

100 College Blvd.
Niceville FL | 850.729.5378
Northwest Florida State College, Criminal Justice Training Center

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ORANGE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia Community College

8600 Valencia College Lane
Orlando, FL 32825 | 407.582.8200
Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia Community College

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OSCEOLA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola

501 Simpson Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744 | 407.518.5445
Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola

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PALM BEACH COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Palm Beach State College, Criminal Justice Training Center

Criminal Justice, MS #36,
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461 | 561.868.3012
Palm Beach State College, Criminal Justice Training Center

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PASCO COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Pasco-Hernando State College CMS Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer Basic Recruit Training Program

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654 | Get Help
Pasco-Hernando State College CMS Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer Basic Recruit Training Program

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PINELLAS COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


St. Petersburg College Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Allstate Center
3200 34th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 | 727.341.4490 | 727.341.4494 | 727.341.4451
St. Petersburg College Basic Law Enforcement Academy

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POLK COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Polk State College Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety

999 Avenue H, NE
Winter Haven, Florida 33881 | 863.669.2914
Polk State College Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety

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SARASOTA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Sarasota County Technical Institute, Criminal Justice Academy

4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota Florida 34233 |941.924.1365 x62286
Sarasota County Technical Institute, Criminal Justice Academy

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SEMINOLE COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Seminole State College Police Academy

100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL | 407.708.2220
Seminole State College Police Academy

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VOLUSIA COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES


Daytona State College, Law Enforcement Academy

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 386.506.4202
email: lanepa@DaytonaState.edu
Daytona State College Law Enforcement Academy

Indian River State College, Criminal Justice Institute

3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981 | 772.462.7953
Indian River State College Police Academy

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WASHINGTON COUNTY BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY


Washington-Holmes Technical Center, Criminal Justice Program

757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, Florida 32428 | 850.638.1180 ext. 317
Washington-Holmes Technical Center, Criminal Justice Program



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