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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.

OCPs Title Course # Hours



















Overview of Law Enforcement CJK0293 64
Interactions in Crisis Situations CJK0297 10
Reporting Procedures CJK0296 32
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
Cross-Over Handgun Transition Course CJK0392 24
Correctional Cross-Over to LE Officer Wellness CJK0295 35
  Program Length: 515 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 for schedules.


Program Costs

Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $1,431.70

Law Enforcement Lab Fee: $375

Uniforms: $400

Total: $2,206.70


Estimated for Non-Residents

Tuition: $5,989.45

Law Enforcement Supply Fee: $375

Uniforms: $400

Total: $6764.45



Industry Salaries

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

Pensacola Average: $42, 681.60

State Average: $59,342.40

National Average: $56,100

Law Enforcement Officer Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2165

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

Office hours:

Monday:       7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday:      7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday:     7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday:         7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Criminal Justice Programs