Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer


How to Enroll | For more information contact:
Cheryl.Hill@sarasotacountyschools.net


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 Certification & State Credential Exams:

  • Law Enforcement Officer State Certification

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
  • Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT Law Enforcement)―Achieve Passing Score
  • 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
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of High School and/or College Diploma and Transcripts
  • Military Discharge Form DD-214 (if applicable)
  • Copy of Florida Driver License
  • Applicant Release Form Notarized
  • Drug Use Guideline Acknowledgement

Self-sponsored applicants will be considered on scores on the following:

  • Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
  • Oral Board

Applicants who are currently employed as Correctional Officers must pass the CJBAT-Law Enforcement and submit proof of agency employment.


Standard Occupations:

For specific occupation information, including wages, employment trends and more, visit the following links:

Police & Sheriff's Patrol Officers
www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3051.00

For other O*Net Online information, please visit:
www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/SOC/


Course Campus Location(s):

Sarasota


Course Sequence:

OCP

Course #

Course Title

Length

A

CJK0001

Intro to Law Enforcement

10 hrs

CJK0012

Legal

62 hrs

CJK0013

Interactions with a Diverse Community

40 hrs

CJK0014

Interviewing & Report Writing

56 hrs

CJK0064

Fundamentals of Patrol

35 hrs

CJK0393

Cross-Over Updates

8 hrs

CJK0422

Dart-Firing Stun Gun

8 hrs

CJK0065

Calls for Service

36 hrs

CJK0077

Criminal Investigations

50 hrs


CJK0078

Crime Scene to Courtroom

35 hrs

CJK0020

CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations

48 hrs

CJK0092

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.


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