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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

Speed Measurement (Radar/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: Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor #802

To prepare an instructor-student to obtain Commission certification as a HighLiability Instructor in Defensive Tactics and instruct the Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics Course in the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program: High Liability and Advanced Defensive Tactics (#1405).

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Jan 23, 2023 - Feb 3, 2023

Registration Dates: Nov 15, 2022 - Jan 23, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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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 Office to the basic goals of a field training program and issues which commonly occur in such a program. The basic structure and elements of the program will be covered as well.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Jan 23, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 14, 2022 - Jan 23, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: TBA

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FL General Instructor Techniques #1186

Train and certify students as general instructors with FDLE.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Jan 30, 2023 - Feb 8, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 26, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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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. 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: Feb 13, 2023 - Feb 17, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 6, 2022 - Jan 27, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Officer Involved Shooting

This course will attempt to inform agency heads, administrators, investigators, supervisors, And most importantly, the officer and witnesses who have just been involved in a shooting that caused death or injury on what procedures to follow in the aftermath of the critical incident. During this class, a discussion will also take place regarding the rights of the officer/witness and current case law as it pertains to their rights.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Feb 21, 2023 - Feb 21, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 19, 2023 - Feb 3, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

Instructors:

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Advanced Report Writing and Review #068

Assist Officers with advanced report writing techniques to improve the quality of reports.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Feb 21, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 1, 2022 - Feb 3, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

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Officer Decertification/Officer Rights in the work place

The object of this course is to inform the participant on the Subject Officer’s, the Supervisor’s, the Investigator’s, the Administrator’s, and the Representative’s roles in the Internal Affairs Investigation process. The course manual shall serve as a guideline and reference tool to be utilized when you are the Subject Officer, the Investigator, the Supervisor, the Administrator, or if you are representing law enforcement officers in the State of Florida

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Feb 22, 2023 - Feb 22, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 19, 2023 - Feb 3, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

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Line Supervision #006

This course is designed to prepare agency personnel to function effectively in the role of a first-line supervisor.

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 19, 2022 - Feb 10, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

Instructors:

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Speed Measurement (Radar/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: Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

Registration Dates: Dec 1, 2022 - Feb 17, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-007

Instructors:

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P4 Certification

P4 De-escalation course

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 8, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 19, 2023 - Mar 6, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: TBA

Instructors:

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Gangs & 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, the document, and track different types of gangs and gang cultures; to apply appropriate interpersonal skills while interviewing gang members and witnesses; collaborating with outside agencies, and utilizing a variety of intelligence resources, investigative skills, and enforcement techniques for gang suppression

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 9, 2023 - Feb 17, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

Instructors:

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Advanced MEB (Baton) Instructor Certification/Re-Certification

The Advanced Expandable Baton Instructor course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Instructor-Students who intend to provide basic or advanced baton training to criminal justice personnel. Instructor-Students will better understand the use of force as it pertains to an expandable or one-piece straight baton that the department approved. Instructor-Students will be taught the proper use of the expandable baton in order to minimize the possibility of a subject's injury or death while ensuring their own safety and protection in the performance of their duty; as well as minimize officer/agency liability. This course covers all baton platforms/manufacturers. Instructor-Students will be required to pass a written exam with a minimum score of 80% as well as perform a practical skills exam with 100% proficiency. This is an active participation course that is physically demanding.

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Mar 9, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 19, 2023 - Feb 17, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: 25500 Airport Rd. Punta Gorda, FL

Instructors:

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Breath Test Operator Renewal #951

Breath Test Operator re-training n the Intoxilyzer 8000

Course Type: Salary Incentive

Class Dates: Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 13, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 9, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023

Times: 1700

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

Instructors:

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Breath Test Operator #851

Breath Test Operator Training on the Intoxilyzer 8000

Course Type: Mandatory Retraining

Class Dates: Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 14, 2023

Registration Dates: Jan 9, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023

Times: 0800

Classrooms: Bldg. 5 Room 5-008

Instructors:

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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.