The Law Enforcement Officer Crossover Training to Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program provides a curriculum of study for individuals who are currently certified as law enforcement officers in the State of Florida, but who want to obtain job-related training at an entry level for corrections. The curriculum is prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Statutes. This program requires that entrants be physically and mentally strong, fair-minded, and constantly alert individuals.
Upon completion of the program, the student must pass the Florida State Officer Certification Exam before becoming eligible for employment. This certification is required for employment as a corrections officer in local, county, and state law enforcement agencies.
Candidates must submit an application for the program to the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety Office for consideration.