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    The Law Enforcement to Corrections Crossover program includes the training needed to provide certified Law Enforcement Officers with the necessary classes needed to “cross over”
    and become Corrections Officers.


    Upon completion of the crossover program and the state officer certification exam, you will be
    certified to work in Corrections. This program is a disciplined academy which operates under the authority of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, and the Escambia County School District. The rules in this training course are
    more rigorous than most schools and colleges. The standards governing ethics and moral
    conduct are higher, and more is expected from students in order to prepare for a professional
    career in Corrections or Law Enforcement.

     

    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.

     

    Program content includes the following courses:

     

    Subject

    Course #

    Hours

    Introductions to Corrections

    CJK0300

    32

    Communications

    CJK0305

    40

    Officer Safety

    CJK0310

    32

    Facility and Equipment

    CJK0315

    8

    Intake and Release

    CJK0320

    18

    Supervising in a Correctional Facility 

    CJK0325

    40

    Supervising Special Populations

    CJK0330

    20

    Responding to Incidents and Emergencies

    CJK0335

    16

    Program Length: 206 Hrs.

     

    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 the Criminal Justice Department (850-941-6200 ext. 2152) for schedules.

     

    Program Costs

    Estimated for Florida Residents

    Tuition: $1491.84

    Law Enforcement Lab Fee: $495

    Uniforms: $400

    Total: $2386.84

    Industry Salaries

    According to the website Salary.com, the average Police Patrol Officer salary in Pensacola, FL is $57,002 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $53,268 and $62,067.

    State Average: $59,342.40
    National Average: $56,100