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Middle Management #107
Middle Management 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room, 5-007
Middle Management
Instructor: Scott Griffith
72nd CO to LE Cross-Over
Handgun Transition Course 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: LCSO Classroom: Range
Cross-Over Handgun Transition Course; CJK 0392
Instructor: Gene Sims
141st Basic Law Enforcement
Firearms Range 1:00 PM—10:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Gun Range
Firearms CJK_0040
Instructor: Gene Sims
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
Intro to DUI Detection; Drug Impaired Detection; Conducting DUI Investigation 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: PT Area
D.U.I. Traffic Stops CJK_0084
Instructor: Daniel Jerz
143rd Correctional Officer Class
Defensive Tactics 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 13-007
Defensive Tactics; CJK_0051
Instructor: Robbie Martin




Upcoming Class Information




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


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 February 22, 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. 1. Letter of Intent
  2. 2. Fingerprint response results
  3. 3. CJSTC 75B (Physical Form)
  4. 4. CJBAT Score for Law Enforcement

These items should be turned in to the academy by February 5, 2016.

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

The next class is scheduled to start April 25, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Additional days will be scheduled to accommodate ambulance ride time and clinicals 

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 


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 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 incoporates 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.