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Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
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72nd CO to LE Cross-Over
High Risk Traffic Stops 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-004
Traffic Stops; CJK 0087
Instructor: Lesa Breneman
142nd Correctional Officer Class
Thanksgiving 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004
School Holiday
Instructor: Robbie Martin
139th Basic Law Enforcement Class
State Review 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-009
State Review
Instructor: Orion Wright
140th Basic Law Enforcement Class
Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-002
Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096
Instructor: Dennis Eads
Incident Reports; Organizing Information for a Report 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: PT Area
Interviewing and Report Writing CJK_0014
Instructor: Marie Fulop




Upcoming Class Information


73rd CO to LE Crossover

We are anticipating the start of the 73rd Crossover – CO to LEO class.   The class will be Monday thru Friday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm starting March, 2016.  We will need 15 to 18 students in order for the class to start.  If you are employed with an agency you will need to provide the academy with the following items:

  1.  Letter of Intent
  2.  Fingerprint response results
  3.  CJSTC 75B (Physical Form)
  4.  CJBAT Score for Law Enforcement

These items should be turned in to the academy by the end of February.


Great News!!! We Now Have An EMT Program At The Academy.

The first class is scheduled to start January 12th, 2016. Click on the Firefighting/EMS tab for more information.


Seeking Interest for a Shift Friendly Fire Academy

Good afternoon, we are pleased to announce a Shift friendly fire academy. Please read the attachment or below and let us know if you have any questions. Please forward or share with whomever may be interested. The class will be held on county C-Shift or Blue days. This will be an all-day class as well as Saturdays that fall on shift days. The tentative start date is January 26th, 2016 and will end at the end of August. Click here for more details and click on the Firefighting/EMS tab.



143rd Law Enforcement Class

July 11, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Application Available: March 7 – April 15, 2016

Deadline to Return Application: April 21, 2016

P.A.T.:  May 4, 5, 6, 2016

Oral Board Interviews: May 18, 19, 20, 2016

Orientation: May 31, 2016 @ 10am

Uniform Pick Up:  July 8, 2016

Graduation:  November 30, 2016 @6:00pm 


143rd CO Class

Begins - January 11, 2016

Ends – April 10, 2016

State Exam: TBA

Application available: August 24 – October 2, 2015

Deadline to return application: October 16, 2015

Physical Abilities Test: October 31, 2015

Oral Board Interviews: November 4/5, 2015

Orientation Date: November 16, 2015 @ 8am



Institutional Profile

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.