MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer a Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning in August. Start date for the class will be determined by enrollment.
Day classes will meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Night classes will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.
Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Cost of the test is $45. Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.
For information, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.