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Speed Measurement Course 1158
Speed Measurement Course 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-010
Speed Measurement Course
Instructor: Walter Johnson
73rd CO to LE Cross-Over
Wellness 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-004
Correctional Cross-Over to Law Enforcement Officer Wellness; CJK 0295
Instructor: Jason Fields
143rd Basic Law Enforcement Class
Defensive Tactics 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-007
Defensive Tactics CJK_0051
Instructor: Robbie Martin
145th Correctional Officer Class
Preparing for & Conducting an Interview; Role Play #4- Altercation in the Dayroom 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004
Communications; CJK_0305
Instructor: Kathleen Cady
74th CO to LE Cross-Over
Directing Traffic; Responding to a Person in Crisis; Crisis Situations 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 6-007
Calls for Service; CJK 0065
Instructor: Christopher Rubino


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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.


Upcoming Class Information

146th Basic CO Class

January 9th, 2017 - April 9th, 2017

Applications available - August 15th, 2016 - September 30th, 2016

Deadline to return application - October 14th, 2016

P.A.T. (Physical Abilities Test) - October 26th, 2016

Oral Board Interviews - November 2nd, 2016

Orientation - November 9th, 2016

Uniform Pickup - December 19th, 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

145th Law Enforcement Class

January 17, 2017 – June 2017

Application Available: August 22 - September 23, 2016

Deadline to Return Application: October 7, 2016


75th 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 January 30, 2017 - April 5, 2017

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

January 23, 2017 - April 24, 2017

Full time Monday-Friday

Click on the Firefighting/EMS tab for more information.