(Restricted Admission-Limited Access)
Location(s): Program specific courses for this program are offered at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus.
Program Entrance Requirements: All candidates entering the program must have proof of a standard high school diploma or GED and 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 physical fitness ability test (Basic Motor Skills), and a Swim Test. Some agencies will also require a Test of Adult Basic Ability (TABE). All test registrations must be completed online at http://www.broward.edu/admissions/testing/Pages/default.aspx.
Seating is limited to 40 students per academy program.
Program Description: The Police Academy Basic Training Program is a limited access program. Courses are held at the Institute of Public Safety, located at A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. The Institute is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to provide basic and advanced training. The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training prepares students as entry-level law enforcement officers in the State of Florida. 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. Upon achieving a passing score on the exam, the student, if not already hired, will be eligible to seek employment with a 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 law enforcement 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. Student who successfully complete the Law Enforcement 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.
|INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
|INTERVIEWING AND REPORT WRITING
|FUNDAMENTALS OF PATROL
|SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY
|CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
|CRIMES INVOLVING PROPERTY AND SOCIETY
|CRIME SCENE FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATION
|TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATIONS
|DUI TRAFFIC STOPS
|FIRST AID FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICERS
|CMS CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEFENSIVE TACTICS
|CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPON DART FIRING STUN GUN
|CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER PHYS FIT TRAINING-LE
|Total Program Clock Hours
Notes: Students attend the Broward County Police Academy Monday-Friday, 7:45am-5 pm. Schedules are subject to change. Students must maintain excellent attendance at all required courses. Students will wear uniforms 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:
- State Officer Certification Exam for Law Enforcement.
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