The law enforcement officer PSAV certificate is a limited-access program that trains you for employment as a law enforcement officer. This program takes place at the HCC Criminal Justice Institute, which operates under the auspices of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).
The 770-hour Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program is for students seeking a career as a city, county or state law enforcement officer. A law enforcement officer is vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests; whose primary responsibilities are the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of penal, criminal, and traffic laws.
Classes start throughout the year. Students must apply several months in advance of a class starting due to the extensive application procedures and time required to process an application for admission.
Students may attend the law enforcement program either on a full-time or part-time schedule.
Students enrolled in the training program full-time attend classes Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with some evening classes required. It takes approximately 26 weeks to complete the program while attending full time.
Students enrolled in the training program part-time attend classes Monday-Thursday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. It takes approximately 40 weeks to complete the program while attending part-time.