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Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer

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Program Content:

This program is designed for individuals who currently have certification as correctional officers and want certification as law enforcement officers.

Program Length:

The Crossover program takes approximately 13 weeks (518 hours) to complete. It is a full time course, offered day time only.

Industry Certifications/State Credentials:

  • Preparation for the State Officers Certification Exam (SOCE)

Obtainment Time Frame: Within 4 years of start of training

Entrance/Exit Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 19 years old on the graduation date. Applicants must complete an application process consisting of:

  • SCJA Registration Card
  • Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
  • Sign up for CJBAT testing AFTER meeting with Student Services
    • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT-Law Enforcement)–Pass
  • Personal History Form completed & notarized
  • Two passport-type photos
  • SCJA Fingerprint Processing for background check
  • A three-year driving history
  • Polygraph examination
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test
  • Physician's Clearance form for Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
  • Physical Fitness Assessment, CJSTC Form 75
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Original High School Diploma
  • Military Discharge Form DD-214 (if applicable)
  • Original Florida Driver License
  • Applicant Release Form Notarized
  • Drug Use Guideline Acknowledgement

Applicants who are currently employed as Correctional Officers must submit proof of agency employment with copy of employment I.D. card.

Standard Occupations:

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Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers

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Course Campus Location(s):


Course Sequence:


Course #

Course Title




Intro to Law Enforcement

10 hrs



62 hrs


Interactions with a Diverse Community

40 hrs


Interviewing & Report Writing

56 hrs


Fundamentals of Patrol

35 hrs


Cross-Over Updates

8 hrs


Dart-Firing Stun Gun

8 hrs


Calls for Service

36 hrs


Criminal Investigations

50 hrs


Crime Scene to Courtroom

35 hrs


CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

48 hrs


Critical Incidents

44 hrs

CJK0087 Traffic Stops

30 hrs
CJK0084DUI Traffic Stops

24 hrs
CJK0088Traffic Crash Investigations

32 hrs

*OCP-A is earned after completion of ALL
Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement courses.