The criminal justice and law enforcement program is for students planning to concentrate in the law enforcement area of the criminal justice system. In this program, students will prepare for administrative and law enforcement management positions with municipal, county, state and federal agencies. The training offered through this program meets the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

Click here for requirements to become a law enforcement officer.

AS: Criminal Justice Technology

The two-year Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology is designed for individuals who seek a career in law enforcement, corrections, criminalistics, or community-based control functions. It is also designed for people who are currently employed in those fields and want to improve their skills for career development.

Basic Recruit Academies

Key West Campus

Basic Law Enforcement Academy #85 (Fall 2022 Term)

  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • August 29, 2022 to June 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: July 29, 2022
Key Largo Center

Basic Law Enforcement Academy #83 (Summer 2022 Term)

  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • June 27, 2022 to April 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2022 

Basic Law Enforcement Academy #84 (Fall 2022 Term)

  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • August 29, 2022 to June 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: July 29, 2022

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Institute for Public Safety at 305-809-3200 or IPS@cfk.edu

Advanced/Specialized Training

For further information about any of the specialized training courses listed, please contact CFK’s Institute for Public Safety at 305.809.3250.

Breath Test Operator Course

  • DATES/TIMES: Monday and Tuesday, April 25-26, 2022. 0900-1800
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Deputy Jason Keith
  • DESCRIPTION: This 16-hour Specialized Training Course meets the State of Florida requirements for Breath Test Operator Certification.
  • TUITION: Region 14 Trust Funded.
  • TO ENROLL: Monroe County Deputies, Key West Police Officers and Key Colony Beach Police Officers must contact their Training Divisions. Region 14 Officers have first priority. Region 15 State Officers must have letter of intent to make reciprocal payment on file with this training center prior to admission to class. Sworn federal officers may attend on a space available basis. Enrollment is capped at 10 students per session.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.

Breath Test Operator Renewal Course

  • DATES/TIMES: Wednesday, April 27, 2022. 0900-1300
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Deputy Jason Keith
  • DESCRIPTION: This 4-hour Specialized Training Course meets the State of Florida requirements for renewal of Breath Test Operator Certification.
  • TUITION: Region 14 Trust Funded.
  • TO ENROLL: Monroe County Deputies, Key West Police Officers and Key Colony Beach Police Officers must contact their Training Divisions. Region 14 Officers have first priority. Region 15 State Officers must have letter of intent to make reciprocal payment on file with this training center prior to admission to class. Sworn federal officers may attend on a space available basis. Enrollment is capped at 10 students per session.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.

 

Basic Abilities Test (BAT)

Effective August 15, 2019, the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) will be conducted through PearsonVue Testing Centers.

To register, go to www.pearsonvue.com
Once you click on the link you will complete the following:

  1. Create an account with PearsonVue
  2. Locate the exam (this will be under Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE)
  3. Locate a PearsonVue Testing Center closest to your location
  4. Choose a test date and time
  5. Pay for exam

You will receive a confirmation email once completed.  There will be no same day scheduling of exam so schedule the exam in a timely manner.