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Law Enforcement Academy

 Law Enforcement Academy (P430105)

Welcome to the Law Enforcement Academy! This program prepares students for work in the Law Enforcement profession. The content includes learning the laws, codes of ethics, search and seizure, communications and more.


Upon completion of the academy and state officer certification exam, you will be certified to work at law enforcement agencies across the state of Florida. Law Enforcement officers provide service and protection to the community in which they work. The academy gives an overview of the Law Enforcement profession.

This program is a disciplined, paramilitary 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 Law Enforcement.

  Title Course # Hours



















Introduction to Law Enforcement CJK0001 10
Legal CJK0012 62
Interactions in a Diverse Community CJK0013 40
Interviewing and Report Writing CJK0014 56
Fundamentals of a 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
CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations CJK0020 48
CMS First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers CJK0031 40
CMS Criminal Justice Firearms CJK0040 80
CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics CJK0051 80
Dart- Firing Stun Gun CJK0422 8
Criminal Justice Officer Physical Training/ Law Enforcement CJK0096 60
  Program Length: 770 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

First Session: Noon – 4:00 PM
Meal Break: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Second Session: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Firearms classes take place on Saturday and Sunday 7AM-4PM (for five weeks).


Program Costs


Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $2218

Law Enforcement Supply Fee: $1000

Uniforms: $400

Total: $3618


Estimated  for Non-Residents

Tuition: $9025

Law Enforcement Supply Fee: $1000

Uniforms: $400

Total: $10,425

Industry Salaries

Pensacola Average entry level: $21.79 hr ($45,323.20 Annually)
State Average entry level: $55,120.00
National Average entry level: $48,311

Law Enforcement Academy Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2152

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

Office hours: Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 3:30PM