Southwest Florida Public Service Academy (SWFPSA)
4312 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905
If you want to serve your community as a first responder, the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy is a place to consider receiving your training. The academy is comprised of four basic recruit training courses. The academy’s main campus sits on 20 acres and has 13 buildings. There is also 7 satellite sites that are under the authority of the academy where training is conducted with our area law enforcement agencies and basic recruit classes throughout Southwest Florida.
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 continuing education and training needs of Officers after their basic certification. Currently, there are 15 law enforcement agencies in SWFL that we serve each day. The SWFL Public Service Academy is the 6th largest out of 40 academies throughout the State of Florida.
The Southest Florida Fire Academy is certified by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards & Training and the Florida Department of Health to train students to become Florida State Certified Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). In addition to training basic recruits; the Southwest Florida Fire Academy also provides Advanced & Specialized training courses which are designed to provide continuing education and training needs of Firefighters after their basic certification. Currently, there are 28 Fire Departments in SWFL that we serve each day. The Ft. Myers Fire Academy is the 5th largest Fire Academy in the State of Florida.
While you are preparing for a career in public safety at the SWFPSA you will be in a state of the art training facility with state licensure high graduation and career placement rates. It is our goal to ensure each student receives the best training available and is successful finding a career in their field of study.
Thank you for considering what we have to offer and I hope to see you soon!
Todd G. Everly, Academy Director