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Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Investigations #016
Narcotics and Dangerous D.I. 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007
Narcotics and Dangerous D.I.
Instructor: Richard Notaro
71st CO to LE Cross-Over
Follow-Up Investigations 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-004
Crime Scene to Courtroom; 0078
Instructor: Carrie Pollack
136th Law Enforcement
Practical Exercises 1:00 PM—10:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: Driving Range
Vehicle Operations CJK_0020
Instructor: Charles Short
135th Law Enforcement
Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: PT Area
Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096
Instructor: Dennis Eads
Process the Crime Scene; Role Play #15 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 13-009
Crime Scene to Courtroom CJK_0078
Instructor: Robert Walker
139th Corrections Class
Defensive Tactics 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 13-007
Defensive Tactics; CJK_0051
Instructor: Robbie Martin



Upcoming Class Information


12th LE to CO Crossover

January 12, 2015 - March 17, 2015

Applications available: October 6th through December 18th, 2014.

Bring your current CJBAT or FBAT results when you pick up your application.

140th  CO Class

January 12, 2015 – April 20, 2015


Application available: August 26 – October 2, 2014 from 8:30am - 3:30pm M - F Bring your CJBAT/FBAT results with you when picking up applications.

Deadline to return application: October 16, 2014

Physical Abilities Test: October 29/30, 2014

Oral Board Interviews: November 5/6, 2014

State Exam: TBA



    January 12, 2015 – June 2015

Application Available  -  August 18 – Oct. 2, 2014 from 8:00am - 3:00pm M - F Bring your CJBAT?FBAT results with you when picking up applications.

Deadline to Return Application -  October 9, 2014

P. A. T  -  October 15, 16, 17, 2014

Oral Board Interviews - October 28, 29, 30, 31, 2014

Orientation -  November 10, 2014



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.

For Consumer Information about the academies please click on the appropriate link below. Clicking the link will open up a new window at another site.

Corrections Officer

Fire Fighter

Law Enforcement Officer

CO to LE Crossover