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2000-2001 Catalog

Public Safety and Public Service
Law Enforcement (5791)

Vocational Certificate Program

This program is designed specifically to provide job training to give students the basic knowledge and understanding required to satisfactorily perform the duties and responsibilities of the police patrol person.

Specific areas of instruction include constitutional and criminal law, criminal evidence, court organization and procedures, patrol procedures, criminal investigation, police community relations, traffic control, juvenile procedures, civil disorders, first aid, defensive tactics and firearms training.

PREREQUISITE:  Some of the courses offered are restricted to individuals sponsored by law enforcement agencies, while others are FCCJ-sponsored and require students to take and pass the following: score at least a 12.0 in reading, language and mathematics on the state mandated Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), driving history, drug screening, medical examination, polygraph, background investigations, agility testing and oral interview. Students also must be at least 19 years of age, have a valid drivers license, be an American citizen, meet the minimum requirements of a correctional officer or law enforcement officer and be sponsored by an agency or FCCJ.

NOTE: Upon successful completion of the law enforcement basic recruitment training students may receive up to 34 hours of college credit depending upon the program of study the student is enrolled in. 

At the discretion of the Director of the Public Services program, a waiver of prerequisites for this course may be obtained at the request of an agency or based upon the classes needed of an out-of-state officer entering into the Florida certification program. For information call 646-2181.

Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills
CJD 0254 Medical First Responder 
CJD 0704 Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics 
CJD 0705 Criminal Justice Weapons 
CJD 0760 Criminal Justice Legal I 
CJD 0761 Criminal Justice Legal II 
CJD 0762 Criminal Justice Communications 
CJD 0763 Interpersonal Skills I 
CJD 0723 Vehicle Operations 
CJD 0730 Law Enforcement Legal III 
CJD 0731 Law Enforcement Patrol 
CJD 0732 Law Enforcement Traffic 
CJD 0734 Law Enforcement Investigations 

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

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