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  CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

FLORIDA CORRECTIONS OFFICER ACADEMY 0540

Vocational Certificate

Corrections Officers are professionals who oversee and maintain custody, care and control of inmates of a facility, while enforcing the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the agency.

A career in Corrections offers:

  • Public sector stability
  • A challenging work environment
  • The ability to facilitate change and personal growth in the lives of others
  • The experience law enforcement agencies are seeking in road deputies
  • Entry-level annual salary approx. $32,000

The curriculum is prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Statutes. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to take the state exam for corrections officer.

Special admission requirements - APPLY EARLY!
Questions? Call (904) 808-7490

Program Details

Start Date: August 21, 2017
Classes meet Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with select Friday and evening sessions
Basic Motor Skills Test: July 5, 8:00 a.m.
Orientation: August 14, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: St. Augustine Campus
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Tuition and Fees: See Catalog

Are you currently a law enforcement officer? Consider our cross-over training.

Program Requirements: See Catalog
Application:
Cross-Over Program

The SJR State advantage

Ask any student and they will tell you that confidence is gained from experience. It is what instructors and employers call the "competitive edge."

  • State-of-the-art simulators, forensics labs, and equipment provide the latest hands-on training
  • Instructors are current professionals in their field
  • Are you a Veteran? Find out how to use your G.I. Bill toward your education
  • Program planning assistance

Questions? Call (904) 808-7490

How to Apply

(1) Apply to SJR State*
(2)
Corrections Officer Application Packet*
(3) Physical Fitness Assessment Packet*

Applicants must print and complete all documents in the packets and bring to the Criminal Justice Training Center on the St. Augustine campus. (The application portion can be filled out electronically and then printed.)

The BAT test must be scheduled with the SJR State Testing Center on the Palatka Campus (386) 312-4228. Clients must pay $40.00 in advance (at any campus business office) and have a receipt in order to reserve a seat.

Questions? Call (904) 808-7490

* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.

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