Public Safety Coordinator
Senior Administrative AssistantElizabeth Kelly
Crossover Correctional Law Enforcement, Certificate
Are You a Florida Corrections Officer That Would Like to be Dual Certified?
If you are a correctional officer that would like to become dual certified as a law enforcement officer, Gulf Coast State College offers the Crossover Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer program. The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (F.D.L.E.) has established the basic recruit cross-over training programs to provide lateral movement of officers between criminal justice disciplines. Within this cross-over program, selected sections of the Florida Law Enforcement Academy have been modified to fit the needs of Correctional Officers desiring certification as Florida Law Enforcement Officers.
Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement Course Requirements
CJK0019, Interviewing and Report Writing
CJK0063, Fundamentals of Patrol
CJK0021, Serving Your Community
CJK0072, Crimes Against Persons
CJK0073, Crimes Involving Property and Society
CJK0079, Crime Follow-Up Investigations
CJK0093, Critical Incidents
CJK0400, Traffic Incidents
CJK0401, Traffic Stops
CJK0403, DUI Traffic Stops
CJK0402, Traffic Crash Investigations
CJK0393, Cross-Over Program Updates
CJK0020C, CMS L.E. Vehicle Operations
CJK0421, Conducted Electrical Weapon/Dart-Firing Stun Gun
What can you do with a Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement Certificate?
In this field, people find careers as:
Florida Highway Patrol
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
Deputy Sheriff Officers
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Firing RangeOur North Bay Campus has all the facilities necessary to develop the skills needed in your new profession. Talk to the advisor today to see the variety of labs, ranges, and simulations that will be used during your training at Gulf Coast State College.
Who is eligible for the Cross-Over Correctional to Law Enforcement Certificate Program?
To be eligible to apply to the program, you must:
- You must be currently certified as an F.D.L.E corrections officer.
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be at least 19 years of age
- Not discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions
- Be of good moral character and NOT have been convicted of a felony, or any misdemeanor involving lying or perjury
- Pass a physical examination by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant attesting capability of performing essential functions of the officer position
- Submit to and pass background investigation that includes a fingerprint check
- Passing score on the Florida Basic Abilities Test.
How do I apply to the Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement Certificate Program?
You must apply for admission to Gulf Coast State College and enroll in the law enforcement certificate program. You must satisfy all admission requirements
Are you ready to Get Started?
Apply to GCSC
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