To apply for entrance to the Law Enforcement Academy please download and complete the following files:
- Program Overview
- Criminal Justice Institute Application Procedures
- Law Enforcement Academy Admissions Application
|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:
- Financial Aid
- Comprehensive Scholarship Application
- WorkForce Alliance Tuition Assistance
- Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Criteria
- Phil Royal Memorial Scholarship Application
- Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association Law Enforcement Grant
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.
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.
|Full-Time Academy #1|
|Application Deadline||March 26, 2021|
|Class Start Date||April 26, 2021|
|Meeting Times||Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Part Time Academy|
|Application Deadline||June 11, 2021|
|Class Start Date||July 12, 2021|
|Meeting Times||Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|Full Time Academy #2|
|Application Deadline||September 10, 2021|
|Class Start Date||October 11, 2021|
|Meeting Times||Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|