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139th Basic Law Enforcement Class
Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM
Location: PT Area Classroom:
Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096
Instructor: Dennis Eads
Defensive Tactics 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-007
Defensive Tactics CJK_0051
Instructor: Robbie Martin
Field Training Officer for LEO #809
FTO for LEO 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007
Field Training Officer for LEO
Instructor: Jason Fields
Defensive Tactics 6:00 PM—6:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-007
Defensive Tactics CJK_0051
Instructor: Todd Everly
72nd CO to LE Cross-Over
Reporting Procedures EXAM 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-004
Reporting Procedures; CJK 0296
Instructor: Marie Fulop




Upcoming Class Information


*** Special Training Event ***

 Open to all Law Enforcement Personnel "Below 100:" Click Here to find out more.


141th Law Enforcement Class 

*Limited Seating - Maximum Capacity 35

Start Date: January 11, 2016

End Date: June 8, 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




Seeking Interest for a Shift Friendly Fire Academy

Fort Myers Fire Academy is requesting interest in hosting a shift friendly fire academy. It is unclear at this time, which shift or time the academy will be held. Depending on interest will determine shift and if you respond please indicate which shift you are on and if you would prefer an all-day class on days off, or night time only. All day would facilitate a quicker fire academy. Please let us know if you have any questions.

For further information please contact Jason Martin @ 239-334-3897 or 239-872-6436 or by email at jasonlm@leeschools.net


Shift Friendly Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Class for Firefighters

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy is offering a “Shift Friendly”Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Class to interested Firefighters. The class willonly be offered to Firefighters and must have at least 18 students. The class will meet every third day, including Saturdays, from 0900hrs to 1700hrs. The course curriculum will mirror the Basic Law Enforcement curriculum, including physical training, and will consist of 770 total hours. After successfully completing the class the student would then qualify to take the S.O.C.E. (State Officer Certification Exam).

Those interested should contact Ms. Floria Bell at (239)334-3897.



72st CO to LEO Crossover Class

The 72st Corrections to Law Enforcement Crossover class is scheduled for July 20, 2015 thru February 2016. Application dates: March 2nd thru July 1st, 2015. The minimum number of students required for the class to make is 15. Class will be scheduled from.1:00pm – 5:00pm. 




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