Location(s): All testing and courses for this program are offered at the Institute of Public Safety on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie. Please consult the course schedule for specific semester locations.
Program Entrance Requirements: Interested candidates must have possess a current Florida Department of Law Enforcement certification in corrections. The certification must be active and not exceed a 4-year break in service. All candidates entering the program must have proof of a standard high school diploma or GED. Candidates are required to complete the pre-program testing through Broward College Institute of Public Safety Regional Selection Center. The candidate must complete and achieve passing scores on the Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement (BAT) and pass a modified physical fitness ability test (Basic Motor Skills). Some agencies will also require a Test of Adult Basic Ability (TABE). All test registrations must be completed online at www.broward.edu/testingcenter. Officers who are currently working must have their registration signed by the authorized department administrator to attend.
Seating is limited to 40 students per academy program.
The Correctional Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Program is a limited access program. The Institute is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to provide basic and advanced training.
The Correctional Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training is designed to prepare students who are currently certified in the Corrections discipline to laterally move to the Law Enforcement discipline. Practical skills and simulated activities complement the classroom instruction. This minimum standards program is regulated by Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program.
Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Program, a student is eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification exam for Law Enforcement. Upon achieving a passing score on the exam, the student, if not already hired, will be eligible to seek employment with a state of Florida Law Enforcement agency. For additional information on agency requirements for hire, students should refer to the standards as prescribed by Florida State Statute 943.17 and should contact the hiring agency.
Additional Program Information
Students completing their academy training who do not already have a degree are strongly encouraged to continue their education by completing the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students completing the Crossover program are eligible to receive 15 college credits towards the A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology. For additional information, contact the program manager at 954-201-6803.
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|CJK0063||FUNDAMENTALS OF PATROL||40.00|
|CJK0021||SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY||34.00|
|CJK0072||CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS||48.00|
|CJK0073||CRIMES INVOLVING PROPERTY AND SOCIETY||12.00|
|CJK0079||CRIME SCENE FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATION||34.00|
|CJK0402||TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATIONS||30.00|
|CJK0403||DUI TRAFFIC STOPS||24.00|
|CJK0393||CROSS OVER PROGRAM UPDATES||8.00|
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|Total Program Clock Hours||518|
Students attend the Broward Corrections Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement Officer Academy, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 12:30pm. Schedules are subject to change. Students must maintain excellent attendance at all required courses. Students will wear academy approved attire and must follow the IPS Academy Rules and Regulations and Broward College Student Code of Conduct.
Many courses have specific pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements that must be followed. Students are encouraged to consult the Course Information Table for a detailed list of all requisite requirements.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit For Prior Learning
Accelerate your path to completion with these options:
- Credit by exam
- Earned industry certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment
- And much more…
Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement, State Officer Certification Exam for Law Enforcement.
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