The Combined CJSTC Law Enforcement and Corrections Basic Dual Certification program will be terminated effective Spring 2013. Students interested in law enforcement or corrections should pursue the Florida CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Program or the Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program.
This program provides students the knowledge and practical skills required by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) to be employed as a dual certified police and corrections officer. Completion of this program is required to be eligible to take the State Officer Certification Examination. Admission requirements and selection criteria may be obtained from the College's Admissions Office.
This is a limited-access program. Candidates must:
|CJK0007||Introduction to Law Enforcement|
This course will introduce the student to the academy, graduation requirements and recruit expectations during their academy attendance. It will also include topics related to ethics, sexual harassment and the structure of the criminal justice system.
This course will focus on constitutional law, elements of crimes, criminal involvement, liabilities and juvenile law.
Crisis intervention is a major aspect of a law enforcement officer's job. This course will enable the student to know the different types of crisis situations that they could encounter when responding to a call.
Law enforcement officers communicate daily with other officers, supervisors, victims, witnesses, suspects and their friends and relatives. This course covers telecommunications, communications and interpersonal skills, human interaction issues, interviewing ideology and report writing principles and mechanics.
This course will better prepare prospective officers to apply all applicable vehicle operations knowledge and techniques. Lab fee required.
|CJK0031||First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers|
This course will better prepare prospective officers to apply all applicable First Responder knowledge and techniques to emergency situations. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to give the student basic skills and knowledge needed to operate a firearm safely. Lab fee required.
|CJK0051||Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics|
This course provides physical skills training to basic recruits covering the use of force in controlling subjects and for self-defense. Although there is some classroom instruction, most of this course is physical training. Lab fee required.
This course will enable the student to perform basic tasks and procedures associated with responding to commonly encountered patrol situations including observing activity, interacting with citizens, handling traffic and escort assignments, approaching and interacting with a suspect, making an arrest, transporting and processing a prisoner as well as completing the appropriate documentation and/or reports of these activities. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to crowd control, criminal gangs and extremist groups, hazard identification, building searches and identifying weapons of mass destruction. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to the steps in investigating any crime against a person, how to provide assistance, complete necessary reports as required and interview witnesses.
|CJK0076||Crime Scene Investigations|
This course will introduce the sequence of steps to initiate upon arriving at an incident or crime scene. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the recruit to the basic rules for conducting safe, effective traffic stops. Lab fee required.
|CJK0083||DUI Traffic Stops|
This course is designed to prepare students to properly perform DUI traffic stops through recognition of the signs of alcohol or drug impairment.
|CJK0086||Traffic Crash Investigations|
This course introduces the student to traffic crash investigation, laws pertaining to traffic crashes and procedures for responding to a traffic crash. Lab fee required.
|CJK0096||Criminal Justice Physical Fitness|
This course introduces the student to the concept of fitness for living. Each student shall have the opportunity to evaluate one's self and engage in a planned program for fitness.
|CJK0101||Interpersonal Skills II|
This course will provide the student with knowledge about human adjustment to imprisonment. The criminal types and careers are studied. Special population subgroup needs and programs are explored and inmate supervision techniques are examined. Lab fee required.
In this course students learn the operation of a correctional facility. Safety and health care for inmates, inmate control procedures, property and classifications procedures are learned along with bonding and release regulations. Inmate disciplinary functions are taught according to state rules and regulations. Accountability and bookkeeping procedures, patrol techniques and hazards to the officer are also covered. Lab fee required.
|CJK0204||Law Enforcement Cross-Over to Correctional Introduction|
This course introduces the CMS law enforcement officer to competencies needed to qualify as a traditional corrections officer. This course covers the criminal justice communications and interpersonal skills necessary for a CMS law enforcement officer. This includes interactions with youth offenders and the mentally or physically handicapped along with crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention training. It also includes the history and philosophy of corrections; prisoner and correction officer rights and responsibilities; ethical and professional behavior; classification of offenses; legal terms and courtroom procedures and the use of force, search and seizure concepts.
|CJK0422||Dart-Firing Stun Gun|
This course will introduce the student to the basics of the stun gun, particularly the dart-firing stun gun and provide knowledge of its practical use. Lab fee required.
This course will cover facility tensions, such as riots, by teaching students prevention procedures and techniques. It will also explore the handling of unusual disturbances, firefighting principles and emergency procedures for natural or man-made disasters. Lab fee required.