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 #86 (Spring 2023 Term)

  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • January 9, 2023 to October 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: November 18, 2022
Upper Keys Center

Basic Law Enforcement Academy #85 (Spring 2023 Term)

  • Part-time / Night-time
  • 1800 to 2200 hours / Monday-Friday
  • January 9, 2023 to October 2023
  • Deadline to Apply: November 18, 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.

LASER/RADAR SPEED MEASUREMENT 

  • DATES/TIMES: December 5-9, 2022 / 0900 - 1800
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Sgt. Thomas Hill-MCSO / Deputy Jason Keith-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: November 22, 2022

LINE SUPERVISION

  • DATES/TIMES: January 16-19 & January 30 - February 2, 2023 / 0900 – 2000 
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Manny Arrebola – Miami Dade
  • 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.  
  • 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 25 students.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • Enrollment deadline: January 6, 2023

DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR 

  • DATES/TIMES: April 10-21, 2023 / 0900 – 1800 / Monday-Friday
  • LOCATION: MCSO Hangar / Marathon, FL
  • INSTRUCTOR: Sgt. Thomas Hill-MCSO 
  • DESCRIPTION:  This 80-hour Specialized Training course is designed to for individuals to become certified Defensive Tactics instructors and to instruct at certified Training Centers and In-service Training.  Attendees should possess a General Instructor Certification.
  • TUITION: Region XIV Trust Funded
  • TO ENROLL: Enrollment is capped at 16 students.   Monroe County Deputies, Key West Police Officers and Key Colony Beach Police Officers must contact their Training Divisions.  Region 14 Officers have first priority.  Sworn federal officers may attend on a space available basis.  Region 15 State Officers must have letter of intent of make reciprocal payment on file with this training center prior to admission to class.   Contact the Director, Institute for Public Safety for reciprocal payment cost.
  • For further information, please contact the Institute of Public Safety at 305.809.3250.
  • Enrollment deadline: April 3, 2023

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 As of July 1, 2022, section 943.17(1)(g) states that any candidate wishing to enter a law enforcement academy that either (i) is a veteran as classified in section 1.01(14), F.S., or (ii) holds an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university is not required to take the Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test. Please note that veteran is defined as being honorably discharged from military service. No other discharge classifications qualify. Please note that this does not apply to candidates wishing to enter a corrections academy.