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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.


2021 UPCOMING EFT DATES

LAW ENFORCEMENT

APRIL 29 - MAY 6
MAY 3 - MAY 10
JULY 8 - 15
JULY 12 - 19
SEPTEMBER 16 - 23

CORRECTIONS

APRIL 29 - MAY 1
MAY 6 - MAY 8
JULY 8 - 10
JULY 15 - JULY 17
SEPTEMBER 16 - 18

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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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

NEXT CLASS: 
May 3 - 7, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm

VIEW FLYER HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

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Investigation of Use of Force Command - Supervisors and Trainers

Use of force incidents can create extensive liability for agency and officer. This this two day program will  provide the  knowledge required to analyze use of force incidents.  Techniques and concepts of how to investigate, assess track, trend use of force. Topics will cover training  curriculum development, use of force reporting and review to  thorough investigations. This overview concentrates on  multiple issues ranging from daily officer citizen complaints to  investigative issues involving physical to deadly force encounters. Instruction uses lecture and case review. This is essential training for anyone who reviews, conducts training,  or investigates police use of force incidents.   

NEXT CLASS
June 2 - 3, 2021
8:30am - 5:30pm 
Breath Test Operator

This FDLE COURSE # 851, is a 16-hour course that will train:

  • The student to be a Breath Test Operator 
  • How the BTO Certification relates to obtaining and analyzing breath samples during a breath test 
  • How to obtain and maintain your Breath Test Operator permit
NEXT CLASS
May 19 - 20,  2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Breath Test Operator Renewal

This FDLE 4 Hour course will enable Breath Test Operators to satisfy continuing education requirements to maintain valid permits. 

 The permit requires the successful completion of the applicable commission-approved Renewal Course by June 30 following the fourth permit anniversary date, and during each subsequent four-year cycle. 

NEXT CLASS
June 22,  2021
8:00am - 12:00pm 

 

Agency Inspector Renewal

The student will review the role of an Agency Inspector as it relates to ensuring evidentiary breath test instruments are providing accurate and reliable results.

Agency Inspectors must satisfy continuing education requirements in order to maintain valid permits and must complete the applicable commission approved Renewal Course by June 30 following the fourth permit anniversary date and during each subsequent four-year cycle.

NEXT CLASS
May 19 - 20,  2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies & Fair/Impartial Policing

This is a nationally recognized conflict resolution de-escalation certification course. The L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T - Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies Training was developed in 2007 and has received national recognition.
Through lectures, demonstrations, role play, and practical scenario applications, this course is an instructor level program designed to qualify students in the L.E.A.D.S. ™ Plus T - Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies and Fair/Impartial Policing. The course is classroom based to educate and train instructors in positive communications skills, effective de-escalation techniques, anger management and combat confrontation avoidance techniques. The course teaches how to recognize aggressive behaviors and keep them from escalating. Students learn Active De-escalation Strategies that can avoid or resolve negative interactions by employing effective de-escalation methods. This course also discusses tactical responses to use when diffusion tactics are inappropriate or ineffective and teaches distraction techniques that promote the success of tactical applications.

NEXT CLASS
May 11 - 13,  2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Substance Abuse Awareness & Education FDLE #074

Substance abuse is a worldwide problem facing our society today. Florida is by no means exempt from this problem. The purpose of this course is to teach the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable law enforcement, corrections, and correctional probation officers statewide to become more aware of the substance abuse problem currently facing our state. Due to the broad nature of “substance abuse awareness,” this course is based on information identified by subject matter experts from a variety of fields (i.e., law enforcement, education, counseling, rehabilitation, pharmacology, etc.).

NEXT CLASS
June 1 - 4, 2021
Tuesday - Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm 
Traffic Homicide Investigations

This course is designed for first responders to the serious traffic crash.  The student will learn how to identify evidence found on the roadway and from the vehicle.  An introduction to important mathematical calculations and physical laws will be given.  The student will learn how to measure, diagram, photograph and video the crash scene. Practical exercises will also be include. 

NEXT CLASS
April 26 - May 7, 2021
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Excite Delirium and Prevention of In-Custody Deaths

This course prepares law enforcement officers to deal with the high-liability call safely and effectively for service involving a person in a state of drug-induced excited delirium.  It will focus on techniques for resolution of the incident, with emphasis on a team approach (law enforcement, and emergency medical) to controlling subjects and placing them in the highest level of medical care available. Applicable from the patrol officer level to command and policy makers, the goals of this course are as follows:

  • Safely control individuals exhibiting drug-induced “super-human” strength and familiarize with effective apprehension techniques, avoiding dangerous tactics that may inhibit breathing
  • Reduce the danger of criminal and civil liability for officers and their agencies
  • Learn the background of excited delirium, to include symptoms, origins, past cases, etc.
  • Review, critically analyze and table-top excited delirium incidents
  • Discuss the latest information about positional asphyxia and its relation to restraint by law enforcement officers
  • Effectively document use of force incidents
  • Familiarize with issues regarding in-custody death investigations
  • Review information on the use of electronic control devices for excited delirium incidents
  • Discuss model policy and response protocols
  • Present a multi-disciplinary approach (law enforcement, emergency medical service and hospital) that strives to ensure the safety of the subject, the public, and the officer
NEXT CLASS
June 14 - 15, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Crisis Intervention FDLE Course 053

This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with an understanding of the dynamics of a crisis, effective response strategies and tools for positive management of a crisis event.

It should not be confused with and is not a substitute for the specialized Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) course, which focuses specifically on effective crisis response for people with mental illnesses.

NEXT CLASS
April 19 - 23, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm  
Interviews & Interrogations

This course was designed to cover the techniques, methods, principles, and issues of interviews and interrogations for law enforcement officers and investigators.

 The course will present techniques to help you become a better communicator, as well as interrogator.  It will discuss case law and give examples on how to interrogate homicide suspects, armed robbers, burglars, sex offenders, etc. You will also learn how to interview witnesses, victims, and other informational sources. FDLE Course #047

NEXT CLASS
April 26 - 30,  2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Speed Measurement

This 40-Hour course focuses on the use of Radar and Laser Speed measurement devices.  Students will be certified in the use of both Radar and Laser. 

Topics will include: Basic time distance calculations, Operating Radar and Laser Equipment hands-on applications and Legal issues The student will understand the historical development, legal cases, as well as theory.

 It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for the attending officer to Supply their Departments Issue Radar and Laser device. This will ensure the training offered is applicable to their Departments issued units.

NEXT CLASS: 
May 17 -21, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Speed Measurement Instructor (1159)

This course will provide training of both radar and laser speed measurement devices and prepare the student instructor to present the “Speed Measurement Course” for certification of attendees. The student instructor will learn the different scientific principles behind these devices and their proper application within the overall speed enforcement program. In addition, the course will cover the various aspects of equipment use such as testing and verification protocols, case law, health issues, and many other operational considerations. Through practical exercises using a variety of different units, you will be exposed to the latest technology in the field. You will also take part in teaching exercises that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the operator. 

NEXT CLASS: 
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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
First Aid Instructor FDLE 1114

The First Aid Instructor was organized and developed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of an individual to better prepare prospective officers to provide efficient and effective basic first aid training.

 Instructor students MUST be certified CPR Instructors with American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or American Safety and Health Institute to complete FDLE Certification and teach in the Basic Law Enforcement or Corrections academies.

Attendees must attend Monday April 26th, 2021 for the CPR/AED AHA Instructor Certification.

 A Dual program Certification: FDLE #1114 & AHA CPR/AED INSTRUCTOR

NEXT CLASS: 
April 19 - 26, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  
Adult Sex Crimes FDLE # 1170 

To provide an overview of Adult Sex Crimes investigations for officers and investigators. Officers who have limited experience in the reporting of and investigations of Adult Sex Crimes should attend. This is CJSTC Advanced Training Course #1170 and includes an understanding of the problematic, legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of sex crimes.

NEXT CLASS: 
May 17 - 21, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Body Language & Deception in High Risk Environments

This five day workshop is designed to give the student an overall understanding of body language, personality differences, and deception. The class combines lecture, video presentations, and field exercises into a well-rounded understanding of the subject.   The student will also learn how to detect when someone is untruthful from a body language standpoint.  This class will also focus on articulating observations in reports and making them court defensible.

NEXT CLASS: 
May 24 -28, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
The Art of Surveillance 

The students will learn the art of hiding in plain sight. Students will participate in actual hands-on surveillance scenarios and learn the do’s and don’ts of conducting an actual surveillance. 

Students will need to have access to an unmarked vehicle, as well as dress in NON-UNIFORM for the Days of training. Surveillance will take students to various locations throughout the county where prior suspects are known to frequent. 

Students will be able to recognize counter surveillance and the concept of locating and retrieving physical evidence while conducting surveillance. Course content will also present information on how to record and document during scenario participation

NEXT CLASS: 
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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.

NEXT CLASS: 
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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

NEXT CLASS:
March 15 -19, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
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

NEXT CLASS: 
April 19 - 29, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 
Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator
or 
June 7 - 17, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

AR-15/M-16 Platform Armory School

AR-15/M-16 is a 3-day course is designed for the professional who wants the designation of AR-15/M-16 armorer – it covers the AR-15/M-16 platforms and provides instruction on how to diagnose and repair malfunctions, perform function inspections, check head space and more. Armorer training classes are a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, enabling each student to achieve a high degree of proficiency with the topics covered. After completing this course, the student will be able to repair and maintain the AR-15/M-16 platform to military specifications. Graduates will be issued a three-year certification and receive one-on-one phone and/or email support.

NEXT CLASS:
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Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE 

 

Remington 870 Shotgun 

Students will learn the necessary skill sets required to inspect and repair the 870 Shotgun and to perform the duties as an armorer. The Student must be able to inspect, diagnose and repair all authorized repairs on the 870 Shotgun.

Additionally, students must be able to track weapons maintenance and demonstrate the knowledge required to keep good records of weapons maintenance.

NOTE:  Attendees must be a current Certified FDLE Firearms Instructor, work in the capacity of an Agency Range Master, and responsible for their Agency Armorer Duties.

NEXT CLASS:
COMING SOON!

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

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

NEXT CLASS: 
May 24 - 28, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

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

NEXT CLASS: 
June 21 -  June 25, 2021
8:00am - 5:00pm 

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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

NEXT CLASS: 
Coming Soon!

VIEW FLYER HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Investigations #016

This course was designed to provide criminal justice officers, with little experience, information regarding narcotics and dangerous drug investigations. 

Course topics will provide an understanding of the problematic, legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of narcotics and dangerous drugs.

This course is a Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission approved course: #016. 

NEXT CLASS: 
May 10 - 14,  2021
8:00am - 5:00pm  
 

VIEW FLYER HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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.

NEXT CLASS
April 26 - 30, 2021
1:30pm - 10:00pm 

VIEW FLYER HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

 

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


Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

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

 

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO COURSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

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
8:00am - 5:00pm 
 

VIEW FLYER HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

VIEW FLYER HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
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


Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO COURSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
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

NEXT CLASS: 
COMING SOON!
Registration MUST be through your agency training department or coordinator  

 

NO CLASSES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

 

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