The Brevard Police Testing Center performs all testing and screening for the Law Enforcement Academy at Brevard Community College. Applicants to the Academy must first take a battery of assessments including the state-mandated Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) and a Physical Abilities Assessment. Upon successfully completing all assessments, the applicant will complete a biographical information package and interview with BPTC staff. The applicant is then fingerprinted and the prints are sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a criminal records check.
The biographical information and interview will be used to conduct a background investigation that will determine if the applicant is qualified under Florida law and administrative code to enter the Academy.
BCC offers the Academy during daytime hours, Monday through Thursday, each Fall and Spring semester, for four months. Night Academies are offered when the Criminal Justice Center has enough interested applicants for a class. This class takes longer to complete since it meets Monday through Thursday, four hours each evening and all day Saturday, for about eight months.
BPTC offers year-round testing, but classes are finalized eight weeks prior to start. The selection process requires about four months from initial assessment to full approval. Applicants should plan accordingly to take the Assessment Process and promptly submit all required paperwork for the background information.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER OR MAIL IN ANY FEES if you have ever been arrested in your lifetime, whether or not the records have been sealed or expunged. Please call our office at 321-433-5640 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with an investigator to determine your eligibility to attend BCC's Police Academy. Consultations are free, and remember to bring copies of all relevant documents, including but not limited to, certified court disposition, arrest report, complainant & witness statements, etc.
Testing and assessment are scheduled at the Brevard Police Testing Center (BPTC) twice each month except when holidays conflict. Assessments are followed by an orientation to our background investigation process. Applicants move through the process as a group as determined by date of registration and desired academy start date.
Staff and supplies are scheduled based on the number of applicants being tested. There is no refund of fees if an applicant fails to appear for a scheduled assessment or orientation.
All applicants seeking admission to the BPTC employment pool must complete the assessment process. Certified applicants are exempt from the Reading Test and CJBAT. Certified officers with more than one year of law enforcement experience are exempt from the Oral Interview Assessment.
Certified applicants must complete the Candidate Self-Report (CSR) and Physical Abilities Assessment (PAA). Certified applicants are subject to the CSR Interview and the post-assessment screening process. Certified applicants are subject to the BPTC Minimum Standards for Admission and the Standards of Good Moral Character as outlined in the Florida Administrative Code, Rule 11B-27.
Applicants who have received a conditional offer of employment from a local agency will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the hiring agency. For information on the assessments call 321-433-5640.
Director Louis R. Pernice
Investigator Kathlyn Rubin
Investigator Pat Roberts
Office Manager Nann Dragonette
Administrative Support Nydia Saunders
BCC's next Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the Institute of Public Safety starts May 28, 2013. Anyone wishing to be considered to attend this Academy must register by April 15 and complete all eligibility testing and screening by April 16, 2013.