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144th Correctional Officer Class
Female Inmates; Transgender Inmates, Sexual Abuse; Inmates and Sexuality; Monitoring Physically Disabled Inmates; Characteristics of Inmates w/ Medical Needs; Inmates in Confinement 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004
Supervising Special Populations; 0330
Instructor: Thomas Anderson
14th LE to CO Basic Recruit Cross-Over
Female Inmates; Transgender Inmates; Sexually Abuse; Inmates & Sexuality; Monitoring Physically Disabled Inmates; Characteristics of Inmates w/ Medical Needs; Inmates in Confinement 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004
Supervising Special Populations; CJK_0330
Instructor: Thomas Anderson

 

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****Attention****

The academy will be switching to summer hours.

The academy will be open the following times and dates.

6/27/16 – 6/30/16 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

7/5/16 – 7/8/16 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

7/11/16 – 7/14/16 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

7/18/16 – 7/22/16 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

We will resume normal hours the week of 7/24/168:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Thank you for your patience

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

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


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

 

74th Crossover – CO to LEO class

The class will be Monday thru Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm starting July 18, 2016. 

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 Ms. Bell at the academy by July 11, 2016.

All interested parties that are not currently employed with an agency should see Ms. Bell to pick up an application packet for the class.  You will need your passing CJBAT score for Law Enforcement in order to receive an application.  The deadline to pick up an application packet will be May 27, 2016 and the deadline to return the packet will be June 2, 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.