To provide job-related training candidates for full-time or part-time law enforcement positions that require entry-level certification in accordance with Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code, and Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.
Note: This program is in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC).
532 clock hours
Applicant must be at least 19 years of age, be a U.S. citizen, and have a standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Applicant must not have had a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States, any felony convictions, or any misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for admission, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Applicant must take the Basic Abilities Test and achieve required scores. Applicant must have a physical examination before program entry.
Florida Public Safety Institute, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy (PTLEA)
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