Law Enforcement Training Academy

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To apply for entrance to the Law Enforcement Academy please download and complete the following files:

Program Costs Amount
In-State Resident Tuition  $4,809.20 *  
Out-of-State Resident Tuition  $10,840.75 *  
Training Uniforms (estimated)  $800.00 **  
Applicant Screening Fee $130.00 ***  

The tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of class. The tuition includes textbooks, the use of police duty gear and weapons. Ammunition is provided for the weapons. Review our residency website for information about residency requirements.

The uniforms must be purchased 30 days before class begins to allow for delivery time. Students must purchase several different kinds of training uniforms. The final cost will depend on the size and quantity ordered.

Several scholarships are available for Law Enforcement Academy students, ranging from $500.00 to $1000.00.  Complete the following scholarship information if you are interested:      

  1. Financial Aid
  2. Comprehensive Scholarship Application
  3. Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Criteria
  4. Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Application
  5. Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association Law Enforcement Grant

Screening Fee
The Screening Fee must be paid in full at the time the application is submitted. The Applicant Screening Fee includes the cost of the Integrity Test, fingerprinting and drug screen. The Applicant Screening Fee is non-refundable. Applicants must successfully pass a medical examination prior to starting the training program. The Applicant Screening Fee does not include the cost of the medical examination. Applicants must use their own physician for the medical examination.

Class Schedules
The following class dates are approximate. The academies listed are for self-sponsored students only. If you wish to be sponsored by a law enforcement agency, you must apply directly to that agency. Full-time classes meet 40 hours a week for 25-27 weeks; Part-time classes meet 24 hours a week for approximately 40 weeks, depending on holidays.  

Class Schedules 2022  
Full Time Academy  
Application Deadline October 14, 2022
Class Start Date  November 14, 2022
Meeting Times Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Class Schedules 2023  
Application Deadline: March 29, 2023 Class Start Date:  April 17, 2023
Application Deadline: June 23, 2023 Class Start Date:  July 24, 2023
Application Deadline:   September 22, 2023 Class Start Date:  October 23, 2023