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Vocational Certificate

Change lives, starting with your own.

Law enforcement officers work in an environment that offers new challenges each day. Their duties include enforcing the law, responding to calls, and the personally rewarding aspects of protecting citizens and maintaining order within the communities they serve.

This intensive program includes courses and practical training to prepare you to think critically and manage emergencies effectively. Our instructors believe in teaching students the importance of dedication, teamwork, responsibility and integrity.

Gain skills in defensive tactics, firearms, vehicle operations, forensic science and more.

Special admission requirements - APPLY EARLY!

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 law enforcement officer.

Questions? Call (904) 808-7490

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Meet Kacie

When asked to sum up her stance on the criminal justice profession with only one word, Kacie chose the word “honor.”


Program Details

Start Date:
Day class runs January 9 - June 15, 2018
Classes meet Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with select Friday and evening sessions
Basic Motor Skills Test: December 4 at 8:00 a.m.
Orientation: December 11, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Night class runs July 31, 2017 - April 2018
Classes meet Monday - Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Basic Motor Skills Test: July 5, 8:00 a.m.
Orientation: July 11, 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: St. Augustine Campus
Program Requirements: See Catalog
Tuition and Fees: See Catalog
Scholarship: Detective Dave White Law Enforcement Scholarship

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

Program Requirements: See Catalog
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*
Florida Law Enforcement Academy Application Packet*
(4) Download the Physical Training Program

Admission will be based on the completion of all entry requirements. All candidates must meet all entry requirements. There are special admission requirements in addition to the College's admission procedures and policies. In addition to the special admission standards, there are special program requirements including attendance, physical exercises, and demonstrations of proficiency. The program is challenging and physically and mentally demanding.

Students should begin the application process at least three months prior to the program start date.

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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