Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer to Correctional Officer

This training program will prepare students who are currently Law Enforcement Officers to become Correctional Officers. Within this program, selected sections of the Traditional Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training Program have been modified to fit the needs of Law Enforcement Officers wanting to become certified Florida Correctional Officers. The content includes, but is not limited to, knowledge of codes of ethics; development of correctional philosophies and systems; corrections rules, rights, and responsibilities; basic law and legal procedures; correctional operations; emergency preparedness techniques; communications skills; and human relations skills.

Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.



198 HOURS/7 Weeks




Introduction to Corrections - 32 Hours

Communications - 40 Hours

Officer Safety - 16 Hours

Facility & Equipment - 8 Hours

Intake & Release - 18 Hours

Supervising in a Correctional Facility - 40 Hours

Responding to Incidents & Emergencies - 16 Hours

Cross-Over Updates - 8 Hours

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