Cross-Over Correctional Officer to CMS Law Enforcement Officer PSAV
Cross-Over Correctional Officer to CMS Law Enforcement (5613)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) offers this course meeting all requirements established by Palm Beach State College, the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Region XII Training Council.
The Correctional Cross-over to Law Enforcement prepares currently certified Correctional Officers to become certified 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 Officer Certification Examination (SOCE). This minimum standards class is regulated by Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Complete an online Application for Admission, located a
- Be an active certified officer in the discipline the officer is moving from; or
- Have successfully completed a Commission-approved Basic Recruit Training program and passed the State Officer Certification Examination within four years, for the discipline the officer is moving from.
- Provide a letter of good standing from their agency.
Modular Examination Failure:
Students are entitled to one re-test should they fail any of the examinations or proficiency tests which must be taken before the completion of the academy. Failure of the re-test will result in the student repeating that module. Failure of any three examinations will result in the student being dismissed from the program.
State Officer Certification Examination:
At the completion of the academy, the applicant must file with the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) to take the officer certification examination. A student has three attempts to pass this examination and if the examination is not passed after three attempts, the student must take the entire academy program over.
Total program hours is 515.
This program is offered at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses.
For More Information
Gene Hall, halle@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3868
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 515|
|CJK0293||Overview of Law Enforcement||64|
|CJK0297||Interactions in Crisis Situations||10|
|CJK0064||Fundamentals of Patrol||35|
|CJK0065||Calls for Service||36|
|CJK0078||Crime Scene to Courtroom||35|
|CJK0084||DUI Traffic Stops||24|
|CJK0088||Traffic Crash Investigations||32|
|CJK0393||Crossover Program Updates||8|
|CJK0020||CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations||48|
|CJK0422||Dart-Firing Stun Gun||8|
|CJK0392||Crossover Handgun Transition||24|
|CJK0295||Correctional Crossover to Law Enforcement Officer Wellness||35|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 515|
This program provides eligibility for certification as a Florida Law Enforcement Officer which, upon completion, allows the graduate to be employed anywhere in the State of Florida as a Law Enforcement Officer.
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.
Career Path Notes
Students completing this program are strongly encouraged to continue their education by completing the A.A. or A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. Students completing the Cross-over program and passing the SOCE automatically earn credits towards a Criminal Justice degree.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/