2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog
Crossover From Correctional Probation Officer to Law Enforcement Officer (5754)
This program provides job training to satisfactorily perform the duties and responsibilities of a police officer. Areas of instruction include constitutional and criminal law, criminal evidence, court organization and procedures, patrol procedures, criminal investigation, police community relations, traffic control, juvenile procedures, civil disorders, and firearms training.
As part of the application process, students are required to take and pass the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT), a driving history check, drug screening, medical examination, polygraph, background investigations, agility testing and oral interview. Students also must have completed the Correctional Probation Basic Recruit Training program.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
By the year 2014, law enforcement will add 145,000 new officers and agents. Twice a year, open house recruitment fairs allow you to apply for programs and positions with numerous agencies.
Police officers average $36,000 annually.
Completion of the program makes you eligible to sit for the State of Florida Law Enforcement exam.
Need More Information? Contact:
Stephanie Scott, North Campus, (904) 713-4900
Total Contact Hours: 529
Total Workforce Credits: 18