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.

Basic Recruit Academies

Key West Campus Law Enforcement Academies 

  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy #80
    • Part-time / Night-time
    • Monday through Friday
    • 1800 to 2200 hours
    • May 17, 2021 to March 2022
    • Deadline to Apply:  April 16, 2021 

Upper Keys Center Law Enforcement Academies 

  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy #78
    • Part-time / Night-time
    • Monday through Friday
    • 1800 to 2200 hours
    • January 11, 2021 to October 2021
    • Deadline to Apply:  December 4, 2020
  • Basic Law Enforcement Academy #79
    • Part-time / Night-time
    • Monday through Friday
    • 1800 to 2200 hours
    • May 17, 2021 to March 2022
    • Deadline to Apply:  April 16, 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.

LASER/RADAR SPEED MEASUREMENT COURSE 
  • DATES/TIMES: November 2–6, 2020 / 0900 – 1800 
  • LOCATION:MCSO Marathon Hangar 
  • INSTRUCTOR:Sgt. Thomas Hill-MCSO 
  • DESCRIPTION:This 40-hour Advanced Training Course is designed to certify the officer to use Speed Enforcement Traffic Radar & Laser in accordance with the Florida Statute.   
  • 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 October 23, 2020 
  • THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR MANDATORY TRAINING OR SALARY INCENTIVE 
DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR UPDATE COURSE (#1200)  
  •  DATES/TIMES: September 8-10, 2020 / 0900 - 1800 
  • LOCATION:MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL 
  • INSTRUCTOR:Thomas C. Hill / Gerald Fisher
  • DESCRIPTION:This is a 24-hour new FDLE competency based Defensive Tactics Instructor Training update. Instructors who enroll in this class must be a current CJSTC DT Instructor. This course is MANDATORY for all active DT instructors. The course is designed to provide an overview and hands on training related to the changes in the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program- High Liability DT and the new Advanced DT Course. There will be classroom lecture combined with mat time. Upon completion, Instructors will be able to teach this to other current DT instructors at their home training center or agency. 
  • 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 September 4, 2020
LINE SUPERVISION 
  • DATES/TIMES:Monday-Friday, March 1-5, 2021 and March 15-19, 2021, 0900-1800 
  • LOCATION:MCSO HANGAR - MARATHON 
  • DESCRIPTION:This is an 80-hour Advanced Training Course designed for first-line supervisors.  Students will receive in-depth overview of supervision and the role and responsibilities of a supervisor.  Topics include Leadership, Integrity and Ethics, Civil Liability, Discrimination, Sexual harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Performance Appraisal and the Disciplinary Process.   This course creates a foundation for future mid-management and senior leadership training.   
  • INSTRUCTOR:Manny Arrebola – Miami Dade 
  • TUITION: Region XIV Trust Funded 
  • TO ENROLL:Monroe County Deputies, Key West Police Officers, Key Colony Beach Police Officers and SAO Investigators 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 for Public Safety at 305.809.3250 
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS February 19, 2021
  • This class qualifies for Salary Incentive or Mandatory Training  
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT 
  • DATES/TIMES:Monday-Frida, March 29 – April 2, 2021, 0900-1800 
  • LOCATION:MCSO HANGAR - MARATHON 
  • DESCRIPTION:This 40-hour Advanced Training Course is designed to provide the mid-level manager with techniques to further enhance supervision at the middle management level. 
  • INSTRUCTOR:Manny Arrebola – Miami Dade
  • TUITION: Region XIV Trust Funded 
  • TO ENROLL:Monroe County Deputies, Key West Police Officers, Key Colony Beach Police Officers and SAO Investigators 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 for Public Safety at 305.809.3250 
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS March 19, 2021
  • This class 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.