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Criminal Justice

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. This minimum standards class is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program with special rules, policies and procedures.


 

L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Overcoming Size Differences  Tactics for Female Enforcers

This three-day course is designed to address violent encounters dealing with suspects of a larger stature. When attempting control larger suspects, size and strength differentials necessitate combat strategies less reliant on pure upper body strength. The concepts and techniques can be utilized by any officer addressing a larger suspect. The days are hands-on and mentally challenging.  Officers train and drill wearing a vest, gun belt, and long pants because anything else makes no sense.

 
March 16 -18, 2021
8:30 am - 5:30 pm 
Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  
Domestic Violence Intervention & Investigations

To provide an overview of domestic violence intervention and investigation for the officer and investigator with limited experience in this area. The course will provide an understanding of the problematic, legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of domestic violence interventions and investigations. Contact hours: 40

March 15 -19, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  
Instructor Techniques FDLE Course: 1186

This course was organized and developed to introduce the student to the role, responsibilities, skills, knowledge and expectations of a successful instructor. This is the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved Course #1186. Contact hours: 64

 
April 19 - 29, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
or 
June 7 - 17, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
 

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

 

Injury & Death Investigations

This course will instruct the concepts and protocols for the Patrol Officer/Investigator with limited experience in Death and Injury Investigations. This Program will provide the general insight into investigative, legal and evidentiary considerations of this kind of investigation. Course #036 Contact hours: 40

February 1 - 5, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

Advanced Hostage Negotiations

The course was designed to provide the experienced hostage negotiator with the skills necessary to successfully bring to a resolution a hostage or barricaded subject situation. Participants will reinforce skills previously learned in the basic hostage class with practical scenario-based training. Contact hours: 40

 
February 15 - 19, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

Report Writing & Review

This course will provide an intense review and practice of skills necessary for writing effective narratives in police reports. Topics will include mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling), organization, fact gathering, interviews, editing and proofreading of reports. Instruction will also be given in writing legally defensible use of force reports. This is a CJSTC Course # 068. Contact hours: 40

 
February 15 -  March 2, 2021
6:00pm to 10:00pm
 2/15 - 2/25  Monday - Thursday 
2/22 - 2/23  Monday -Tuesday 

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

Field Training Officer for Law Enforcement FDLE: 809

This is FDLE Course 809 and is geared to the Law Enforcement Officer. Students should have successfully completed the Basic Training and possess sufficient experience to meet the standard core of knowledge.

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO COURSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

Defensive Tactics Instructor Update: FDLE Course # 1200

This 24-hour course will provide an overview of changes made to Florida Basic Recruit Training Program: High Liability Defensive Tactics and the new Advanced Defensive Tactics course. This is a competency-based course and may be completed in less than the total course hours. Contact hours: 24

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

SABRE Chemical Aerosol Projector Instructor Certification

 This 1-day (8 hour) Instructor level certification program focuses on the Deploying, Handling, and Documenting the use of Chemical Aerosols. Medical issues and legal liability will be addressed. This course will enhance the instructor’s development in the use and training of aerosols tactics and will help protect departments from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of aerosol projectors. This program addresses proper deployment techniques, complete arsenal of available aerosols and situational requirement, recommended contamination drills, decontamination, properly reporting force and tactics for surviving an Aerosol Attack. This course fully addresses all aspects of using Chemical Aerosol Projectors. Certified instructors receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint to use when teaching end user classes. This certification is valid for three calendar years from successfully completing this course. Contact hours: 8

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO COURSES  AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

Financial Fraud Investigation - POO0478

This 40-hour course is designed to provide law enforcement personnel, investigators, detectives, and support staff with the necessary information and skills to conduct pro-active financial fraud investigations.

Blocks of instruction are combined with discussions and practical exercises based on actual money laundering, credit card, banking transactions, and various types of financial fraud investigations.   Contact hours: 40

Next Class:
February 15 -  March 2, 2021
6:00pm to 10:00pm
 2/15 - 2/25 Monday - Thursday 
3/1 - 3/2 Monday -Tuesday 

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

 

Spanish for CJ Professionals

This course will help the student understand the alert words that signal insults and dangerous situations.

The student will speak and understand the words and phrases that will enable them to obtain identification, addresses, telephone numbers, drivers license, proof of insurance, and assist the injured.  The student will also be able to control the arrest situation and advise an individual of their rights.

Instructor: Ret. F. Flannery

Next Class:
May 3 -  May 7, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
 

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

 

SIMUNITION® INSTRUCTOR SCENARIO SAFETY COURSE

The class is designed to provide training to instructors who will run training in your perspective department.  The class covers all aspects of reality-based training and provides product information, program development, scenario design and implementation, instructor development and procedures to run training safely. Officers/Agents/Operators are injured enough on the street; they should not be injured in training. Contact hours: 20

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

Middle Management

This FDLE 40 Hour course #107 is designed to enhance an officer’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job he or she performs. It is not an entry-level supervisory course. Line Supervision, or a comparable course, or sufficient experience and background in this subject area are prerequisites for this course. Each student needs to bring copies of their agency’s job descriptions for the first-line supervisor, Sgt’s, and Middle Management their organizational chart, and unit budgets.  Contact hours: 40

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Train officers to recognize the symptoms of the Autism Spectrum Disorder: typical behavioral issues associated with individuals on the spectrum and best practices for officers when responding to individuals within the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism is within a Spectrum because the severity and numerous sub-categories of symptoms related to Autism. The classification can vary from individual to individual. Every person with ASD is unique. Some people can live independently and show no external characteristics of the disorder, while others must be closely and constantly monitored to function in daily life.
Autism can be difficult to recognize if you don’t know the signs related to ASD. A person doesn’t “look” autistic, you will usually need to interact/communicate with the individual to recognize that they may have and suffer from ASD. Contact hours: 8

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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

Exemption from Training (EFT)  for Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officers

This course is for previously Florida certified Law Enforcement Officers seeking certification as Florida certified Law Enforcement officers. You must possess a current and valid CJSTC Form #76 (Exemption-From-Training) issued by a Training Center or LE Agency.  This course consists of the demonstration of proficiency in the four high liability areas: Defensive Tactics, First Aid, Vehicle Operations, Firearms as well as state examination preparation.

Admission Requirements: This is a limited access program.

Completion Requirements: Successful demonstration of proficiency in all four high liability areas. (Defensive Tactics, First Aid, Vehicle Operations and Firearms). There are no refunds once the course begins. Contact hours: 76                            

 

Exemption from Training (EFT) for Out-of-State or Federal Certified Law Enforcement or Correction Officers

Law Enforcement or correctional officers from another state, a federal agency or an inactive Florida officer may be able to obtain Florida certification without attending a full basic recruit academy in Florida if they: (1) Successfully complete an EFT Evaluation proving they attended basic training in specific subjects and were employed full time as an officer for at least 1 full year that ended not more than 8 years ago. (2) Attend a Proficiency Demonstration training course in high-liability physical skills. (3) Pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE).  You must complete each step before going on to the next.  If you successfully complete all three steps; you may be certified as an officer in Florida. Contact hours: 76

Admission Requirements: This is a limited access program.

 

 

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