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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer PSAV

Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officer  (5602)


Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
Coursework will include introduction to law enforcement, legal concepts, patrol and professional communications, interactions in a diverse community, calls for service and arrest procedures, traffic stops and crash investigation, crime scene to courtroom procedures as well as training and proficiency demonstration in dart firing stun gun, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations and first aid.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Students must:

  • Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
  • Complete an online Application for Admission, located at
  • Take the BAT or Shield Test.
  • Submit a Letter of Authorization from sponsoring agency. Or if self sponsored, a background investigation to include fingerprints, driving record and medical history.


Completion Requirements
Pass all modules with a minimum 80%. Meet the 100% attendance requirement established by FDLE.

Program Length
364 Hours or 10 weeks

This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Christine Todara,, (561) 868-3908

Employment Opportunities
Most law enforcement agencies in Florida maintain an auxilary unit, also referred to as reserve officers. These officers augment the full-time officers in various capacities.

Gainful Employment
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.

Career Path Notes
FDLE provides pathways to complete the entire 770 hours of LE training and become fully certified.

Career Center
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