A career in Law enforcement

The Law Enforcement Academy gives you the training you need to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examination and become a police officer. SPC's Southeastern Public Safety Institute is an approved FDLE training center and uses the curriculum of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).


Find out how to apply to this academy.

Law Enforcement Academy costs

In-state residents: $4,000
Out-of-state residents: $10,327.90

Tuition is subject to change. In-state tuition rates only apply to those who can prove Florida residency for at least 12 consecutive months. As part of the admission process, you pay $250 for a background check. Uniforms cost approximately $275.

Covering your tuition

As a Law Enforcement Academy student, you are eligible for financial aid and can apply Florida Prepaid toward your tuition. You must pay your fees up front.

These Post Secondary Adult Vocational courses count toward the law enforcement sub-plan of our A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Our A.S. transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.

Assistance for veterans

Financial assistance is available to veterans who qualify. Contact the Veterans Services Office at 727-341-4271 for more information.

Law Enforcement Academy schedule and length

22 weeks
7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Monday through Friday
790 hours

Upcoming Academies

LE 211: Sept. 10, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019
LE 212: Jan. 28 - June 25, 2019
LE 213: April 1 - Aug. 13, 2019
LE 214: July 8 - Nov. 26, 2019
LE 215: Sept. 9, 2019 - Feb. 14, 2020

Academy Support Staff Heather Clarke, 727-341-4516
Academy Coordinator Joseph Saponare, 727-344-8078