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The Law Enforcement Division of the Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy.

Corrections Officer Training

The Correctional Officer program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

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The Minimum Standards Firefighting Program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

EMT Training

The Applied Technology Diploma program at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

Advanced and Specialized Criminal Justice Training

Advanced & Specialized Criminal Justice Courses at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

advanced Firefighter and EMT Training

Advanced Firefighter and EMT Courses at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy

Institutional Profile

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy, an extension of Ft. Myers Technical College is comprised of two separate Public Safety Academies: The Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy and The Southwest Florida 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 Southwest Florida 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 Southwest Florida 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.

 

Academy Mission Statement

The Mission of the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy is to serve the citizens in our service area by providing our students with the highest quality certified education in Criminal Justice, Firefighting, and EMT.

CCSO honors slain FMPD officer with Tacos & Tequila fundraiser

Post Date:09/12/2018 2:00 PM

David Miller paid for his son to attend the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy in 2015. Had he not paid, Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller would not have been able to afford it. And without that opportunity, the 29-year-old might not have gotten to pursue his dream career as a member of the Fort Myers Police Department.

Now thanks to a coordinated effort between the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Tacos & Tequila Cantina, a handful of future public servants will receive academy training. A joint fundraising event earlier this summer raised $5,000 toward a scholarship fund in Jobbers-Miller’s name after he was shot on duty and died from his injuries in July. Tacos & Tequila matched the proceeds for a total of $10,000 toward the scholarship.

“It’s amazing what everyone’s done,” Miller said.

Attendance to the academy costs about $3,300. Academy Director Todd Everly said the $10,000 might be used to cover a student’s entire tuition or doled out to several students in smaller increments, but all recipients will be chosen based on need. Students who are being sponsored by an agency or who are receiving another type of loan, will not be eligible.

“This is for the men and women that are coming through, living in the garage at their mom’s home, or living in cars – and we have them,” Everly said. “We have them coming in and they’re just barely making enough dough, because they cannot work during that five-and-a-half-month period when they’re attending the academy.”

The fundraising event at Tacos & Tequila was organized in part by deputies in North Naples, including two CCSO members who attended the academy with Jobbers-Miller. Cpl. Katina Studzinski and Cpl. Nathalie Wilson said Jobbers-Miller was somewhat reserved during class, but was usually the upbeat one during physical training.

“We would be running a bridge and he would be the one to laugh about it,” Cpl. Studzinski said. “As bad as it was.”

Jobbers-Miller also once claimed that the pencil he used to take exams was a lucky one.

“There were a couple guys who struggled and he would stay after and help them. He gave his lucky pencil to this guy stressing out over one of the tests and he passed,” Cpl. Wilson said. “He would give you whatever you needed.”

Classmates in the academy updated each other in a group message when they learned Jobbers-Miller was shot by a fleeing suspect July 21. He died a week later. Only then did they also learn that he had become an officer in part because he had lost his brother to a drug overdose in New Jersey.

“He wanted to get drugs off the street. We all knew he was a firefighter up there, but he never made that part known,” Cpl. Studzinski said. “He never really wanted to be the center of attention.”

Deputies presented representatives from the academy with the $10,000 check at the Tacos & Tequila in the Pavilion shopping center Wednesday morning. Jobbers-Miller’s parents, David and Patricia, and his fiancée Jamie were in attendance as well as officers from local law enforcement agencies and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.

“Hopefully it motivates someone to do what he wanted to do,” Cpl. Wilson said.

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Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

Injury and Death Investigations 036

Injury and Death Investigations 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

Injury and Death Investigations 036

Instructor:

Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course 1170

Adult Sex Crimes Investigations 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 6-007

Adult Sex Crimes Investigations

Instructor:

FL General Instructor Techniques Course 1186

FL General Instructor Techniques Course 8:00 AM—5:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

FL General Instructor Techniques

Instructor:

78th CO to LE Cross-Over

Officer Safety and Survival Skills; Patrol Basics; Role Play #8 12:00 PM—4:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-004

Fundamentals of Patrol; CJK 0064

Instructor: Billy McGuire

152nd Correctional Officer Class

Unit 1, Lesson 1. Unit 2, Lesson 1 and 2. Unit 3, Lesson 1. 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004

Supervising Special Populations; 0330

Instructor: Thomas Anderson

Supervising in a Correctional Facility EXAM 7:00 AM—9:00 AM

Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004

Supervising in a Correctional Facility; CJK_0325

Instructor: Jody Davis

17th Law Enforcement to Correctional Officer Cross-Over

TEST 7:00 AM—9:00 AM

Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004

Supervising in a Correctional Facility; CJK_0325

Instructor: Jody Davis

Unit 1, Lesson 1; Unit 2, Lesson 1,2; Unit 3, Lesson 1. 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 7-004

Supervising Special Populations; 0330

Instructor: Thomas Anderson

151st Basic Law Enforcement Class

Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: PT Area

Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096

Instructor: Dennis Eads

Interviewing and Reporting Review and TEST 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-009

Interviewing and Report Writing CJK_0014

Instructor: Erica Rich

152nd Basic Law Enforcement Class

Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: PT Area

Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096

Instructor: Dennis Eads

American Heart Association CPR/ Written and Practical EXAMS 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-002

First Aid CJK_0031

Instructor: Raymond Beiner

77th CO to LE Cross-Over

Interviewing and Reporting Review and TEST 8:00 AM—4:00 PM

Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 13-009

Interviewing and Report Writing CJK_0014

Instructor: Erica Rich