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Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer

Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law  Enforcement Officer (P430125)

This program is established for the purpose of providing job-related training to students that require certification, in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) as full-time or part-time Law Enforcement Officers. A student enrolling in this program must possess current certification as a correctional officer in accordance with Chapters 943, F.S., and 11B-35, F.A.C.

The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; history and evolution of laws; introduction to the criminal justice system; statutory authority of the FDLE CJSTC; basic laws and legal procedures; law enforcement operations; investigation knowledge and skills; laws, rules and regulations of arrest; search and seizure; knowledge of use of force; defensive tactics; physical fitness; weapons skills; controlling and restraining techniques; traffic control and direction, DUI enforcement techniques; first aid techniques; communications skills; and human relation skills.

For the Florida Law Enforcement Academy, Correctional Officer, and Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer programs prospective students should be aware that in order to obtain certification in these areas they must complete their training program, pass the state License exam and be employed by a law enforcement agency.

OCPs Title Course # Hours



















Introduction to Law Enforcement CJK0001 10
Legal CJK0012 62
Interactions With a Diverse Community CJK0013 40
Interviewing and Report Writing CJK0014 56
Fundamentals of Patrol CJK0064 35
Calls for Service CJK0065 36
Criminal Investigations CJK0077 50
Crime Scene to Courtroom CJK0078 35
Critical Incidents CJK0092 44
Traffic Stops CJK0087 30
DUI Traffic Stops CJK0084 24
Traffic Crash Investigations CJK0088 32
Cross-Over Program Updates CJK0393 8
CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations CJK0020 48
Dart- Firing Stun Gun CJK0422 8
  Program Length: 518 Hours


Course Prerequisites

  • School District Recognized Accredited High School Diploma or GED
  • A physical training pre-test is required

  • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test - CJBAT ($40)

  • Fingerprint Card processed by FDLE and FBI ($55)

  • Physical Exam with EKG Results and Drug Screen (cost varies with each doctor)

  • One (1) day orientation process

Program Times

Days and times may vary depending on curriculum needs. Contact Criminal Justice Department (850-941-6200 ext. 2152) for schedules.


Program Costs

Estimated  for Florida Residents

Tuition: $1,440.04

Law Enforcement Lab Fee: $375

Uniforms: $400

Total: $2,215.04


Estimated for Non-Residents

Tuition: $6,024.34

Law Enforcement Supply Fee: $375

Uniforms: $400

Total: $6,799.34


Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $26,00 - $31,000

Pensacola Average: $42, 681.60

State Average: $59,342.40

National Average: $56,100

Criminal Justice Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2152

Location: REGION 1 | FDLE Criminal Justice Training Center #70

Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM

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