Police Academy certificates are offered in three college-credit modules: Special Function Officer (SFO), Basic Correctional Officer (BCO), and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO). Classes run from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm five nights a week and also involve a few 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday trainings.
Special Function Officer
- Nine-week program
- 7 credit hours
- SFO Certification prepares a student to work in a limited number of special function positions such as Security Officer.
- Students must past the SFO module to continue to the second or third module
Basic Correctional Officer
- Seven-week program
- 5 credit hours
- Successful completion of this module qualifies cadets to work at a county jail or at the state prison.
Law Enforcement Officer
- Thirteen-week program
- 11 credit hours
- Completes the cadet training for LEO Certification - the more widely known police academy course
- The 360 hours of training includes accident investigation, sex crimes investigation, firearms, crimes in progress, patrol, physical fitness and arrest control.