The Criminal Justice Institute at Palm Beach State College is a Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission certified Type "A" Training Center offering a full range of professional training opportunities in the Criminal Justice field. There are a limited number of seats available. Prerequisites are:

  1. You have taken and passed the BAT for the discipline you are seeking.
  2. Take the Integrity Inventory Test (I2). 
  3. You must have taken and passed the PAT at this Institute. (Law Enforcement only)
  4. You must have been given a personal history questionnaire from the Selection Center Specialist.

Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer
Basic Law Enforcement Auxiliary Academy prepares students as entry level Auxiliary officers in the State of Florida. This program is sometimes referred to as Reserve Law Enforcement Officers.

Law Enforcement Officer Program - Limited Access Program
The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training prepares students as entry level law enforcement officers in the State of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities compliment 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.

Corrections Officer Program - Limited Access Program
The Corrections Basic Recruit Training prepares students as entry level corrections officers in the State of Florida. Practical skills and simulated activities compliment 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.

Cross-Over CMS Law Enforcement to Correctional Officer
The Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over to Correctional Officer prepares currently certified Law Enforcement Officers to become certified Correctional Officers in the State of Florida. Please see Upcoming Academies for specific dates.

Cross-Over Correctional Officer to CMS Law Enforcement
The Correctional Cross-over to Law Enforcement prepares currently certified Correctional Officers to become certified Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Florida. Please see Upcoming Academies for specific dates.

911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Program
There are over 6,000 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the United States of America. This course will teach the skills and knowledge to be able to work in any of those PSAPs, and the skills are easily-transferable to other employers.

Crime Scene Technology
An Associate's degree or College Credit Certificate in Crime Scene Technology will prepare the student to operate behind the yellow crime scene tape. Crime Scene Technologists locate, collect, and identify physical evidence used to solve crimes.

Criminal Justice Technology
An Associate's degree in Criminal Justice Technology (Law Enforcement or Non-sworn) will prepare the student for a career in the Criminal Justice system.

Equivalency of Training Course for both Law Enforcement and Correction

Advanced, Specialized and Instructor Training Programs


Accepting Applications for Law Enforcement Academy

TBA


Helpful Resources

CJ BAT given at Lake Worth campus Testing Center. Call them at (561) 868-3012 for testing hours and information. 

Minimum Requirements for Entry

PAT Dates

NEW Physical Agility Test (PAT) Registration Procedures

Physician Clearance To Test Form

Authorization to Attend Form (For sponsoring agencies only)

Carry Conceal Permits and HR 218 Cards


Using Financial Aid?

If you are planning to use Financial Aid for the LE Academy, you should have your official high school and college transcripts on file with the College Admissions Office. You should request them in advance to allow registrar's office processing time, that can be up to 12 weeks.  For more information contact the Financial Aid office at (561) 868-3330.


Contact & Staff Information

Jill Reiter, Director (Interim)  (561) 868-3398
Julie Cardinal, LE Coordinator  (561) 868-3402
Jill Reiter, Advanced Training Coordinator  (561) 868-3407
Brace Rohrer,  High Liability Coordinator  (561) 868-3598
Phil Berlingo, Coordinator, EOT, LE Night Academy, Corrections  (561) 868-3378
Johnny Hyde,  Program Instructor  (561) 868-3405

Classified Staff

Sue Voccola, Administrative Assistant II  (561) 868-3403
Marcela Alvarez, Administrative Assistant I  (561) 868-3406
Christine Todaro, Selection Center Specialist  (561) 868-3908

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