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.
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 the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT), a requirement of the State of Florida to enter any law enforcement academy. Upon successful completion of the CJ BAT, 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.
BPTC offers year-round testing, but classes are finalized eight weeks prior to start. The selection process requires about four months from CJBAT to approval. Applicants should plan accordingly to take the CJBAT and promptly submit all required paperwork for the background information.
This certificate program provides minimum standards education for law enforcement officers as required by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement. This program prepares the student to sit for the State examination administered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Individuals must be at least 19 years of age to sit for the State exam. Applicants must successfully complete the basic abilities test (BAT) for Law Enforcement and the Brevard Police Testing process for entry into this program.
This program provides minimum standards training for Certified Corrections Officers who wish to become certified or hold dual certified certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. (Must pass basic abilities test for entrance into this program.)
This program provides minimum standards training for Certified Corrections Officers who wish to become certified or hold dual certification as a Law Enforcement Officer. (Must pass basic abilities test for Law Enforcement for entrance into this program.)
This certificate program provides the student with minimum standards training to become a Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer. Auxiliary officers work with police or sheriff agencies and provide assistance to certified officers and law enforcement agency staff. Applicants must successfully complete the basic abilities test (BAT) for Law Enforcement.
For testing information (BAT) contact Brevard Police Testing Center at 321-433-5638. For applications and program inquiries, contact the program coordinator 321-433-5075. Training is conducted at the Melbourne Campus, Institute of Public Safety, Building 8.