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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

FL General Instructor Techniques Course 1186

Train and certify students as general instructors with FDLE. *The course schedule is week 1 Monday- Friday, week 2 Monday - Wednesday.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Sep 17 - Sep 26

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Aug 29

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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Injury and Death Investigations 036

To provide the patrol officer and investigator with limited experience in death and related investigations, a general insight into investigative, legal, and evidentiary considerations for this kind of investigation.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Sep 24 - Sep 28

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 14

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course 1170

An overview of sex crimes investigation for the officer and investigator 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: Sep 24 - Sep 28

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 7

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 6-007

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General Instructor Refresher 1115

This class is required when renewing your instructor's certification with FDLE, if you have let your teaching certificate lapse.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Sep 27 - Sep 27

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 14

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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Dynamic Weapon Retention

This course is designed to provide officers with a deeper understanding of firearm retention tactics. Emphasis is on fundamental details that promote positional awareness, equipment integrity, and weapon retention and manipulation under pressure. Dynamic Weapon Retention provides a comprehensive framework of retention and control that is adaptable, reliable and works under realistic pressure and intensity. Students will work from a variety of positions including standing and grounded with a weapon both drawn and holstered.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Sep 28 - Sep 28

Registration Dates: Sep 11 - Sep 25

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-008

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CERT Team Leadership Responsibilities

This class is directed at CERT leadership, team leaders and above. Topics covered are History of CERT operations, CERTs changing responsibilities and standards, selection process, certification process, training responsibilities, retention, motivation and getting the most out of your operators. We will also discuss the pros and cons of a full-time CERT team.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 1 - Oct 5

Registration Dates: Aug 27 - Sep 21

Times: 1800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-007

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Crisis Intervention 053

To provide criminal justice officers training on the legal aspects of and the most effective an up-to-date crisis intervention strategies.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 1 - Oct 5

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 14

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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Investigation and Supervision of Officer-Involved Deadly Force Incidents 1152

This course was designed as an overview of officer-involved shooting/in custody death investigation for the officer, lead investigator and supervisor. The course will provide an understanding of the legal investigative, and evidentiary aspects of the investigation and supervision of officer-involved shootings.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 1 - Oct 5

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 14

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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CMS First Aid Instructor Course #1114

This course is based on the premise that the primary objective of the criminal justice basic recruit First Aid instructor is to teach recruits their responsibilities for safe and effective response to an emergency medical situation. Each attendee must be a CPR Instructor. (Wednesday-Friday/ Monday-Tuesday) * NO WEEKENDS

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 3 - Oct 9

Registration Dates: Aug 22 - Sep 21

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-007

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Middle Management 107

This course was designed to prepare middle managers in criminal justice agencies to function effectively in their role.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 15 - Oct 19

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 28

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Sex, Lies, and Cell Phones complete investigation through trial testimony in Federal and State Court

Many cases of child exploitation involve both federal and local investigation agencies, multiple legal issues and prosecuting agencies. Each agency has very distinct levels of expertise and conversely limitations on their abilities. We would like to present a case from beginning to end that involved civilians, 3 local agencies and federal investigative agencies, prosecution in both State and Federal Court, 2 defendants, a very young child victim and child pornography on an electric device. Detective Bell worked the case from beginning to the end and I was one of the many prosecutors that became involved with the cases well past sentencing. When a crime involves computer/forensic issues there is a certain protocol that should be followed a to how to preserve the data prior to forensic examination, especially as it relates to child pornography and where there appears to be alive victim still at risk and unidentified. The legal issues as to the retention of evidence and the search warrant affidavit criteria become critical and require communication by all agencies involved from the beginning. The class participants would work the case from the beginning. The class participants would work the case from the beginning with the guidance of Detective Patricia Bell and ASA Francine Donnorummo. Class participants will prepare warrants, subpoenas, and preservation letters. The last portion of the program would be preparing the participants to testify in both Motions to Suppress the Evidence and as well as trial.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 15 - Oct 19

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Sep 28

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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FL General Instructor Techniques 1186

Train and certify students as general instructors with FDLE. Class dates (Monday-Friday week 1/ Monday-Wednesday week 2)

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Oct 15 - Oct 24

Registration Dates: Sep 17 - Sep 28

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-007

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Advanced Report Writing and Review 068

Assist officers with advanced report writing techniques to improve their quality of reports.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Oct 29 - Nov 2

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Oct 12

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Safe Handling of Firearms Course 2007

The intent of this course is to train criminal justice officers, who are not required to carry a firearm in the performance of their duties and who have not previously taken the Commission-approved 80 hour firearms course, to handle firearms safely. The skills taught in this course enable an officer to safely and correctly handle, load and unload, and unclear malfunctions in common types of firearms. Civilians and Crime Scene personnel are encouraged to attend.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 6

Registration Dates: Aug 28 - Oct 19

Times: 0800

Classrooms: LCSO-LCGR 6570 Felix Romano Ave. Fort Myers, FL

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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: Nov 5 - Nov 16

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Oct 19

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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Spanish for Criminal Justice Professionals 1165

This course is designed to provide criminal Justice officers with the basic knowledge of Hispanic culture and the language skills necessary to perform criminal justice duties effectively.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 9

Registration Dates: Aug 17 - Oct 19

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-008

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Gangs and Security Threat 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

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 9

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Oct 19

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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CMS Vehicle Operations Instructor Course 800

Instructor class on vehicle operations using the basic recruit vehicle operations as a platform of instruction.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 9

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Oct 19

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-007

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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

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 12 - Nov 16

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Oct 26

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Criminal Justice Officer Ethics 1134

This course is designed to provide refresher information and guidance to experienced officers in their responsibility for ethical behavior and in managing their own ethical decisions.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 19 - Nov 19

Registration Dates: Jul 5 - Nov 2

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Detention Fire Safety and Fire Fighting Principles

Detention Fire Safety and Fire Fighting Principles will provide Correctional Officer participants with basic skills and knowledge in order to promote Fire Safety within Detention environments as well as effectively and properly perform the task requirements when handling fire emergencies in Jails.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 26 - Dec 7

Registration Dates: Aug 16 - Nov 9

Times: 1800

Classrooms: Bldg. 6 Room 6-007

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Child Sex Crimes Investigations 1171

Students will learn the skills to investigate child sexual abuse cases effectively.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Nov 26 - Nov 30

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Nov 9

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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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: Nov 26 - Nov 30

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Nov 9

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Train the Trainer Focused Vehicle Containment & Precision Immobilization Technique Instructor Development Course

This course is a train the trainer course where individuals attending and passing the course will become certified Vehicle Containment instructors, and Precision Immobilization Technique Instructors. There are no pre-requisites for individuals to attend this course.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Nov 27 - Nov 29

Registration Dates: Aug 29 - Nov 9

Times: 0800

Classrooms: LCSO-LCGR 6570 Felix Romano Ave. Fort Myers, FL

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Special Tactical Problems 032

To better prepare Criminal Justice officers to recognize and respond to a variety of critical incidents.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 3 - Dec 14

Registration Dates: Jul 5 - Nov 16

Times: 1800

Classrooms: CCSO PDC

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Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Investigations 016

Introduction to Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Expose students to undercover equipment, search warrant affidavits, and undercover operations.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 3 - Dec 7

Registration Dates: Sep 11 - Nov 16

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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Stress Management Techniques

To enhance an officer's ability to deal with stressful situations and the cumulative stress that is inherent in the criminal justice profession.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Dec 3 - Dec 7

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Nov 16

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Speed Measurement (Radar and Laser Devices) 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 10 - Dec 14

Registration Dates: Jun 19 - Nov 23

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Contact Info :

Dennis Eads
Advanced/Specialized Program Coordinator
DennisKE@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.