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Saturday, Oct 10, 2015
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Line Supervision #006
Line Supervision 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008
Line Supervision
Instructor: Dennis Eads
Statement Analysis - Blended Course
Statement Analysis 6:00 PM—9:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007
Statement Analysis - Blended Course
Instructor: J Purdy




Upcoming Class Information

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

The first class is scheduled to start January 12th, 2016. 

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.

Fort Myers Fire Academy will be hosting a shift friendly fire academy. 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.


141st Law Enforcement Class 

*Limited Seating - Maximum Capacity 35

Start Date: January 11, 2016

End Date: June 2, 2016

Application available: August 10 – September 24, 2015

Deadline to return application:  October 1, 2015

Physical Abilities Test (P.A.T):  October 7, 8, 9, 2015

Oral Board Interview:  October 14, 15, 16, 2015

Orientation:  November 3 @10:00 am


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.

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