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.
WHat careers are possible with a Law enforcement officer certification?
Law Enforcement Officer jobs are available at the state and county levels.
- The State of Florida has several State Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and many more.
- There are 67 counties in Florida, and all employ Deputy Sheriff Officers.
- There are several municipalities in Florida that employ police officers. Municipalities in Bay County that employ police officers are Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and the City of Parker.
Contact the Program Coordinator
Public Safety Coordinator
(850) 227-9670 Ext. 5511