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Advanced and Specialized classes are available to certified Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. Your agency Training Officer will have details on registration for these courses.

Courses

Non-Verbal Deception Detecting - Blended Course

The course will illustrate which nonverbal clues telegraph untrust worthiness and deception and which radiate sincerity and compassion. In this fascinating take on body language and the ability to decipher it for use in everyday life, the textbook emphasizes that while knowing the reasons for certain behaviors-like touching one’s neck-can be useful in “reading” people; they are not foolproof barometers of deception. The author cautions about jumping to conclusions and encourages using clusters of nonverbal patterns to help discover whether a person is lying or just under stress. One chapter is devoted to the brain and its limbic system, which controls those involuntary quirks of behavior. This class has a 3 day mandatory classroom 8/15, 9/5, 9/25

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Aug 15 - Sep 25

Registration Dates: Jun 26 - Aug 3

Times: 1800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-008

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Crisis Intervention 053

The course provides Officers with overview of critical events that may require intervention. Numerous types of acute reactions will be discussed and the Officer will provided with several techniques that are effective in a crisis situation.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Sep 25 - Sep 29

Registration Dates: Aug 7 - Sep 15

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Case Preparation and Court Presentation 020

To train students in the advanced concepts and practice of case preparation and court presentation

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Sep 25 - Sep 29

Registration Dates: Aug 7 - Sep 8

Times: 0800

Classrooms: PDC (615 3rd Ave S Naples, FL)

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Speed Measurement (Radar and Laser Device) 1158

Train and certify students to be operators of Police Traffic Speed Measurement with both Radar and Laser Instruments.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 2 - Oct 6

Registration Dates: Jul 31 - Sep 8

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-010

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Special Tactical Problems 032

This 5 day 40 hr course is designed to address specific tactical issues encountered by patrol/specialty unit offers and the importance of being physically, mentally and tactically prepared. The course provides and overview of specialized units that are available to the Officer and how to effectively utilize those resources. The importance of sound tactical responses to a variety of situations. During the course, students will be exposed to basic and advanced tactical maneuvers, be exposed to scenario training to include the used of simunitions as well as firearms training exercises. Students will also be provided basic water safety and recovery training.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 2 - Oct 6

Registration Dates: Aug 14 - Sep 15

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Statement Analysis - Blended Course

How good of a lie detector are you? Would increasing your knowledge of how to decipher a suspect’s verbal or written statement be helpful? If you have taken an interview and interrogations course you know that words will betray the user. Whether you are conducting an interview or just listening to a conversation, there are techniques available to help you detect deception. This course offers the study of techniques developed to detect deception through statement analysis. With Statement Analysis, you do not need to see the person or know anything about the person in order to determine if he or she is being truthful or deceptive. analysis. With Statement Analysis, you do not need to see the person or know anything about the person in order to determine if he or she is being truthful or deceptive. Students are required to meet in the classroom a total of three times for administration, review, and examinations. The required course topics will be covered over six weeks thus allowing motivated students to proceed at their own pace on a given schedule. Class dates 10/3, 10/24, 11/14

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 3 - Nov 14

Registration Dates: Aug 14 - Sep 27

Times: 1800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-008

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Canine Team Instructor Course 1199

To prepare an instructor student to obtain Commission certification as a Canine Team Training Instructor and instruct the Canine Team Training Course number 1198

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 9 - Oct 20

Registration Dates: Aug 21 - Sep 22

Times: 0800

Classrooms: 6570 Felix Romano Ave.

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Adult Sex Crimes Investigations 1170

Increase the knowledge and expertise of both the responding patrol officer and the investigating detective with limited experience in this area, and an understanding of the problematic, legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of sex crimes.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 9 - Oct 13

Registration Dates: Aug 21 - Sep 22

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor Course 802

Teach students what is required to become State Certified DT Instructor

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 9 - Oct 20

Registration Dates: Aug 21 - Sep 22

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-008

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Hostage Negotiations 093

To provide the hostage negotiator with the skills needed to resolve a situation involving a hostage taker, barricaded subject or suicidal individual This course provides instruction on the topic of hostage negotiation at a fundamental level, and when combined with previous experience, will enable the student to successfully respond to an incident

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 16 - Oct 20

Registration Dates: Aug 28 - Sep 29

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Middle Management 107

This course is designed to introduce officers to the responsibilities and duties of middle managers, eg. Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 16 - Oct 20

Registration Dates: Jul 24 - Sep 22

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Field Training Officer Course for Law Enforcement Officers 809

This block of instruction will be used to introduce the Law Enforcement Officer to the basic goals of a field training program and issues which commonly occur in such a program. Basic structure and elements of the program will be introduced as well.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 23 - Oct 27

Registration Dates: Sep 4 - Oct 6

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Breath Test Operator Renewal 951

Breath Test Operator re-training on the Intoxilyzer 8000.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 24 - Oct 24

Registration Dates: Sep 4 - Oct 6

Times: 1700

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-010

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Breath Test Operator 851

Breath Test Operator training on the Intoxilyzer 8000.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 24 - Oct 25

Registration Dates: Sep 4 - Oct 6

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-010

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Advanced Report Writing 068

To assist Officers with advanced report writing techniques to improve their quality of reports.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 30 - Nov 3

Registration Dates: Sep 11 - Oct 13

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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FL General Instructor Techniques Course 1186

Train and certify students as general instructors with FDLE.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 6 - Nov 15

Registration Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 27

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-010

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CMS Vehicle Operations Instructor Course

Vehicle Operations instructor students must demonstrate all vehicle operations proficiency skills with four out of five runs (80%) for each exercise specified in the course. 8a-5p (Monday & Friday) 1p-10p (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) SWFPSA & Buckingham Driving Range @ Lee County Mosquito Control

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 6 - Nov 10

Registration Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 27

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-008

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Child Sex Crimes Investigations 1171

Increase the knowledge and expertise of both the responding patrol officer and the investigating detective with limited experience in this area, and an understanding of the problematic, legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of child sex crimes.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 6 - Nov 10

Registration Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 27

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Ground Tactics Instructor Course

Identifying Tactical considerations for Officer involved in Extreme Close Quarter violent confrontations. Demonstrating sound and appropriate tactics for Take downs, Control Options and Defensive Counter measures against High Risk Subjects. Identifying training risk for above material and apply appropriate safety precautions to minimize injuries during repetitions and force on force exercises. Have a deeper understanding of FDLE Ground Fighting techniques.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 13 - Nov 15

Registration Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 26

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-008

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Gangs and Security Treat Groups 1163

To provide the officer and investigator with limited experience the ability to apply Florida statutes related to gangs, security threat groups, and criminal enterprises; to legally identify, document, and track different types of gangs and gang cultures; to apply appropriate interpersonal skills while interviewing gang members and witnesses; to collaborate with outside agencies, and utilize a variety of intelligence resources, investigative skills, and enforcement techniques towards gang suppression

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 13 - Nov 17

Registration Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 27

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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General Instructor Refresher 1115

This class is required when renewing your instructors certification with FDLE, if you have let your teaching certificated lapse.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 16 - Nov 16

Registration Dates: Sep 25 - Oct 26

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-010

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Patrol Rifle

This course is designed for the end user or operator of a patrol rifle in a patrol setting. Students will learn operation of an AR rifle platform and become proficient in nomenclature, marksmanship fundamentals, shooting positions, shot placement, malfunction clearance, reloads, and night fire. Non AR platform weapons at the discretion of instructor.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 27 - Nov 28

Registration Dates: Oct 9 - Nov 10

Times: 0600

Classrooms: 6570 Felix Romano Ave.

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Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 016

To provide criminal justice officers information regarding narcotics and dangerous drug investigations, an understanding of the problematic, legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of narcotic and dangerous drug investigations, and how they relate to money laundering

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 27 - Dec 1

Registration Dates: Oct 9 - Nov 10

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Stress Management Techniques 050

This course is designed to familiarize Officers with signs of acute stress. The course also provides numerous techniques for stress reduction.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 4 - Dec 8

Registration Dates: Oct 16 - Nov 17

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-007

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Developing and Maintaining a Sound Organization 011

To gain knowledge of the characteristics and the factors influencing the maintenance of a sound organization. The student will have a greater understanding of how this information enhances his or her role in the organization.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 4 - Dec 8

Registration Dates: Oct 16 - Nov 17

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-008

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Speed Measurement ( Radar and Laser Device) 1158

Train and certify students to be operators of Police Traffic Speed Measurement with both Radar and Laser Instruments.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 11 - Dec 15

Registration Dates: Oct 23 - Nov 24

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Building 5 Room 5-010

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Middle Management 107

To prepare middle managers in criminal justice agencies to function effectively in their role

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 11 - Dec 15

Registration Dates: Oct 23 - Nov 24

Times: 1300

Classrooms: PDC (615 3rd Ave S Naples, FL)

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Contact Info :

Gene Sims
Advanced/Specialized Program Coordinator
genefs@leeschools.net

Socorro Ojeda
Assistant to the Advanced/Specialized Coordinator
socorroo@leeschools.net

The Mission of the Fort Myers Criminal Justice Academy is:

The mission of the Criminal Justice Academy is to train Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers in accordance with the rules, regulations, and curriculum of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission; to teach in a disciplined and dynamic training environment; and to deliver the curriculum through an innovative, experienced, enthusiastic, respected, and well supported instructional staff.

Philosophy

A disciplined learning environment is required in order to better simulate the demeanor necessary to be effective on the job.

  • Failure to train and failure to learn are failures that cost lives.
  • We teach as if lives depend on us because they do.
  • We keep our training meaningful and relevant.