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 Law Enforcement Academies  
  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy #82 (Spring 2022)
  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • January 10, 2022 to October 2022
  • Deadline to Apply:  December 3, 2021 
Key Largo Center Law Enforcement Academies  
  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy #81 (Spring 2022)
  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • January 10, 2022 to October 2022
  • Deadline to Apply:  December 3, 2021 

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.

Single Officer Response to Active Threat and Shooter Incidents - Instructor #1403
  • DATES/TIMES: June 25-26, 2021 / 0900 - 1800
  • LOCATION: MCSO Marathon Hangar / Firearms Range (You will need 200 rounds of ammo)
  • INSTRUCTOR: FDLE
  • DESCRIPTION: This 16-hour Specialized Training Course prepares the SRO to respond immediately to an active shoot incident. Officers will learn the mental and technical aspects of a single officer response to an active assailant.
  • TUITION: Region XIV 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 20 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS June 1, 2021
  • THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR MANDATORY TRAINING

Single Officer Response to Active Threat and Shooter Incidents for SROs #1402

  • DATES/TIMES: June 25-26, 2021 / 0900 - 1800
  • LOCATION: MCSO Marathon Hangar / Firearms Range (You will need 200 rounds of ammo)
  • INSTRUCTOR: FDLE
  • DESCRIPTION: This 16-hour Specialized Training Course prepares the SRO to respond immediately to an active shoot incident. Officers will learn the mental and technical aspects of a single officer response to an active assailant.
  • TUITION: Region XIV 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 20 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS June 1, 2021
  • THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR MANDATORY TRAINING

Crisis Intervention Training for School Resource Officers #1401

  • DATES/TIMES: July 12-14, 2021 / 0800 - 1700
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Habsi W. Kaba MS MFT CMS
  • DESCRIPTION: This specialized course mirrors the nationally recognized Memphis Model. It prepares the SRO to respond immediately to a student in crisis. Officers will learn about common mental health and behavioral issues, de-escalation techniques, involuntary commitment, and supporting students as they re-enter school after treatment. Crisis intervention training is required for all SROs under s. 1006.12(1)(c), F.S. This course is intended to help fulfill that need.
  • TUITION: Region XIV 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 25 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS July 2, 2021 

Hostage Negotiation #093

  • DATES/TIMES: July 19-23, 2021 / 0900 - 1800
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: R. Chris Davis – RD2 Consulting, LLC.
  • DESCRIPTION: This FDLE 053 40-Hour Advanced Training Course was designed to provide the hostage negotiator with the skills necessary to successfully bring to a resolution a hostage or barricaded subject situation.
  • Participants will gain familiarity with the dynamics of hostage taking and the types of individuals and situations that are encountered. Training combined with experience, will enable the participant responding to a hostage incident to communicate with hostage-takers and preserve the life of the hostage(s).
  • TUITION: Region XIV 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 25 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS July 9, 2021
  • MANDATORY TRAINING or SALARY INCENTIVE

Florida General Instructor Techniques #1186

  • DATES/TIMES: August 2-5 and 16, 2021 / 0900 – 2000 AND
  • August 17-18, 2021 / 0900 - 1700
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Manual Arrebola
  • DESCRIPTION: This is the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission 64-hour specialized training course required to become a certified Criminal Justice Instructor. Its goal is to introduce the student to the role, responsibilities, skills, knowledge, and expectations of a successful instructor and to enhance the student’s facilitation and instructional abilities.
  • TUITION: Region XIV 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 20 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS July 23, 2021

Field Training Officer #809

  • DATES/TIMES: August 23-26, 2021 / 0900 - 2000
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar – Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Sgt. Thomas C. Hill
  • DESCRIPTION: This 40-hour Advanced Training Course was designed to introduce the criminal justice officer to all aspects of field training and evaluation programs modeled after the San Jose Police Department program.
  • TUITION: Region XIV 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 25 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS August 13, 2021
  • THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR SALARY INCENTIVE OR MANDATORY TRAINING

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.