Upcoming Class Information
135th -136th LEO Class
The next available Law Enforcement Class (135th) will begin July 7, 2014. Registration will be March 3, 2014 thru April 10, 2014 and the deadline to turn in your application packet will be April 17, 2014. The maximum number of students will be 35, but if we have enough qualified applicants a second class (136th) will be formed. Placement in the two classes will be lottery type pick, with the exceptions of sponsored students.
71st CO to LEO Crossover Class
The 71st Corrections to Law Enforcement Crossover class is scheduled for July 21, 2014. The minimum number of students required for the class to make is 15. Classes are normally scheduled from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and 6:00pm – 10:00pm. In order to have the two scheduled classes the minimum requirement of 15 students per class must be met.
The Southwest Florida Institute for Public Service is comprised of two separate Public Safety Academies: The Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy and The Fort Myers Fire Academy.
The Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission to train students to become Florida State Certified Police Officers, Correctional Officers, and Probation & Parole Officers. In addition to training basic recruits, the Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy also provides Advanced & Specialized training courses which are designed to provide for the continuing education and training needs of Officers after their basic certification.
The Fort Myers Fire Academy is certified by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards & Training to train students to become Florida State Certified Fire Fighters. In addition to training basic recruits, the Fort Myers Fire Academy also provides Advanced & Specialized training courses which are designed to provide for the continuing education and training needs of Firefighters after their basic certification.
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