The Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola is committed to excellence in providing the most extensive, relevant and comprehensive training to present and future law enforcement and corrections officers to provide our citizens with the highest level of professional service possible.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security cluster.
Advanced Credentials & Requirements
The FDLA State Law Enforcement Officer's Certification Exam must be passed prior to employment with a law enforcement agency.
Introduction to Law Enforcement - 10 hours
Legal - 62 hours
Interactions in a Diverse Community - 40 hours
Interviewing and Reporting Writing - 56 hours
Fundamentals of Patrol - 35 hours
Calls for Service - 36 hours
Criminal Investigations - 50 hours
Crime Scene to Courtroom - 35 hours
Critical Incidents - 44 hours
Traffic Stops - 30 hours
DUI Traffic Stops - 24 hours
Traffic Crash Investigations - 32 hours
Cross-Over Program Updates - 8 hours
CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations - 48 hours
Dart-Firing Stun Gun - 8 hours
*Successful completion of an OCP may qualify a student for employment.
To become a Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Florida you must:
Have a valid High School Diploma or GED
Be at least 19 years of age
Have a valid Driver’s License
Be a U.S. Citizen
Have good moral character
No Felony convictions (certain misdemeanor convictions could also disqualify eligibility)
Military Service requires an Honorable Discharge
A lifetime driving history will be required in the application submission
All academy applicants must also complete the following tests successfully to gain admittance to the program:
Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT)
Physical Fitness Test (PFT)--to include physical examination, EKG, and Drug Screen
All applicants are expected to be in good physical condition upon entry to the academy to meet the demands of the physical training and defensive tactics portions of the training curriculum.
An initial review of the application and interview will be completed prior to any testing.
*You can be EXEMPT from CJBAT exam if you have acquired an associates degree or higher and/or a DD214 form showing honorable discharge*
Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Fun
Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship