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Organized Crime #056
Organized Crime 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007
Organized Crime
Instructor: J Purdy
Law Enforcement Training Session
Law Enforcement Training Session 8:00 AM—12:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: TBA
Law Enforcement Training Session
Instructor:
75th CO to LE Cross-Over
Lights and Sirens 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: Driving Range
CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations; CJK 0020
Instructor: Isidro Lopez
147th Correctional Officer Class
First Aid Training 8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Location: SwFPSA Classroom: 12-004
First Aid; CJK_0031
Instructor: John Nichols
145th Basic Law Enforcement Class
Physical Fitness 7:00 AM—8:00 AM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: 4-002
Physical Fitness Training Program CJK_0096
Instructor: Dennis Eads
Communicating in a Crisis Situation 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: SWFPSA Classroom: PT Area
Interactions in a Diverse Community CJK_0013
Instructor: Dennis Eads

 

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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


147th Law Enforcement Class

July 10 - December 5, 2017

Application Available: February 6 - March 31, 2017

Deadline to Return Application: April 7, 2017

 

76th CO to LE Crossover

We are anticipating the start of the 76th Crossover – CO to LEO class.

The class will be Monday thru Friday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm starting July 2017 .

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 TBA

All applicants should stop by the office or call Ms. Bell for more information and to pick up an application packet for Open Enrollment Students. The deadline to return the packet is TBA

 

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

At this time, our EMT classes are full through May 2017.  Please check back for updates.  The application process will be moving online and there will be a window of dates that you can drop off the application for future classes. 

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

At this time, our Fire classes are full through August 2017.  Please check back for updates.  The application process will be moving online and there will be a window of dates that you can drop off the application for future classes. 

Full time Monday-Friday

Click on the Firefighting/EMS tab for more information.