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Stress Management Techniques #050
Stress Management Techniques 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Building 5 Room 5-007
Stress Management Techniques
Instructor: Rosemary Arway
142nd Basic Law Enforcement Class
Lights & Sirens 1:00 PM—10:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Driving Range
Vehicle Operations CJK_0020
Instructor: Brian Jones
73rd CO to LE Cross-Over
Crimes against Persons 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-004
Criminal Investigations; CJK 0077
Instructor: Dennis Gannon
141st Basic Law Enforcement
Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: PT Area
Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096
Instructor: Dennis Eads
Crime Scene to Courtroom Review and EXAM 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-009
Crime Scene to Courtroom CJK_0078
Instructor: John Long


Upcoming Class Information

144th Basic CO Class

Begins – May 9, 2016 - Ends August 4, 2016

State Exam – TBA

Application available January 11, through February 26, 2016

Deadline to return application – March 4, 2016

Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T.) – March 10/11th 2016

Oral Board Interviews – March 16/17th 2016

Orientation – March 24th 2016

Uniform Pick-Up Date – May 5, 2016


145th Basic CO Class

September 6, 2016 – December 5, 2016

Applications available May 9, 2016 – June 24, 2016

Deadline to return application -  July 5, 2016

P.A.T -  July 12/13th, 2016

Oral Board Interviews -  July 19/20th, 2016

Orientation -  July 25, 2016

Uniform P/U – September 1, 2016


74th CO to LE Crossover

We are anticipating the start of the 74th Crossover – CO to LEO class.

The class will be Monday thru Friday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm starting September 12, 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 August 19, 2016.

Open enrollment applicants should stop by the office and see Ms. Bell to pick up an application packet. The deadline to return the packet is August 5, 2016.


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

The next class is scheduled to start August 24, 2016 - November 2, 2016

Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  Additional days will be scheduled to accommodate ambulance ride time and clinical time.  

Click on the Firefighting/EMS tab for more information.


Fire Academy Firefighter Class

August 29, 2016 - November 25, 2016

Full time Monday-Friday

Click on the Firefighting/EMS tab for more information.

Seeking Interest for a Shift Friendly Fire Academy

The Fire Academy would like to offer a shift friendly class if there is enough interest in the near future. 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. Class will be from 0800-1800.  The tentative start date is May 13, 2016 and will end at the end of December.  If you are interested in this class, please email jasonlm@leeschools.net or daniellemk@leeschools.net, you will be placed on a possible class list. 


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 


Institutional Profile

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy 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. It also incorporates a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program through the Department of Health for the State of Florida. 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.