Criminal justice grads achieve 100% passing rate on state exam

St. Johns River State College law enforcement and corrections officer graduates recently excelled on their statewide certification exams. The two classes, which graduated in December 2015, achieved a 100% passing rate for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examinations.

SJR State Dean of Criminal Justice and Public Safety Angela Sockwell said this level of success is the result of the College bringing the talent and dedication of its instructors together with the drive and determination of its students. “We are proud of our outstanding graduates, dedicated faculty and the department affiliates in Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties who work in collaboration to prepare the next generation of officers to serve our local workforce," Sockwell said.

The SOCE is the state-required exam that determines whether graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as law-enforcement and correctional officers.

Applications are being accepted for the SJR State Criminal Justice Academy’s upcoming day and evening law enforcement and corrections officer programs. For more information, call (904) 808-7490. The application packet is available online at