Criminal Justice Academy at SJR State

Criminal Justice Academy at SJR State Earn your degree or certificate in the respected fields of law enforcement and corrections at St. Johns River State College.

Challenge yourself with the intense training and dedication required to become a respected member of the criminal justice profession. Programs at St. Johns River State College include: Law Enforcement Basic Recruit, Corrections Officer, Computer Related Crime Investigation, Homeland Security, Fire Science Technology, Private Security Guard and more!

Mission: St. Johns River State College provides students with equal access to a broad spectrum of educational and cultural opportunities while encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence and scholarly achievement through high quality instruction. The College creates and continuously improves affordable, accessible and effective learning opportunities, support services, and resources for the educational needs of the diverse community it serves.

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CMS Field Training Officer  (40 hours)St. Augustine Campus Monday - ThursdayOctober 19 - 22, 20207:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.De...
09/15/2020

CMS Field Training Officer (40 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
Monday - Thursday
October 19 - 22, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Deadline for Registration: October 5, 2020

This course is designed to prepare the student to become a Field Training Officer with their agency. The student will learn the history and role of the FTO program in the training and hiring of new officers. The course is based on the San Jose FTO model of field training. The San Jose model field training and evaluation program has become synonymous with the most progressive techniques for training officers

http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

Crisis Intervention (40 hours)St. Augustine Campus Monday - ThursdayOctober 19 - 22, 20207:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.Deadline f...
09/15/2020

Crisis Intervention (40 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
Monday - Thursday
October 19 - 22, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Deadline for Registration: October 7, 2020

This course is designed to provide Criminal Justice Officers training on legal aspects of and the most effective and up-to-date crisis intervention strategies, including advanced de-escalation, diffusion, active listening and negotiation. Students will apply these skills and receive appropriate instructor review and critique during the role-playing scenarios practicum.

http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

Breath Test Operator Renewal  (4 hours)St. Augustine CampusWednesdayOctober 7, 20208:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Deadline for Re...
08/28/2020

Breath Test Operator Renewal (4 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
Wednesday
October 7, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Deadline for Registration: September 29, 2020

The student will review the role of a breath test operator as it relates to obtaining and analyzing breath samples during the breath test and how to obtain and maintain a Breath Test Operator permit.
http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

Breath Test Operator  (16 hours)St. Augustine CampusMonday - TuesdayOctober 5 - 6, 20208:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Deadline for...
08/28/2020

Breath Test Operator (16 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
Monday - Tuesday
October 5 - 6, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for Registration: September 28, 2020

The course is designed to provide officers with the skills needed to obtain and analyze breath samples during the breath test as well as how to obtain and maintain a breath test operator permit.
http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

I am so proud to be a part of a college that is responsive to the needs of the community and is willing to take a stand ...
06/04/2020

I am so proud to be a part of a college that is responsive to the needs of the community and is willing to take a stand against injustice, racism and violence. I am also proud to be a part of a law enforcement academy where the instructors courageously take a stand against the same.

Our instructors are men and women of great integrity that have extremely high standards for a profession that they have devoted their lives to and instill those standards on their recruits/students. I am confident that in the midst of these tragic events we will emerge stronger and better in our efforts to train young officers to have compassion for their fellow man, seek justice while preserving individual rights and human dignity, and to conduct themselves in manner that is nothing short of exemplary. We are determined to be leaders in police reform and a model academy, not only for Northeast Florida, but the entire state and nation.

We will continue to seek opportunities through our brown bag luncheons to address topics that we believe will make our recruits better educated and equipped for public service. Furthermore, we will reinvigorate our efforts to seek service-learning opportunities for our recruits that will instill in them a sense of community and commitment to the humanistic side of the profession they are training for.

Jeffrey C. Lee, Ph.D.
Dean of Criminal Justice and Public Safety

St. Johns River State College
06/03/2020

St. Johns River State College

The events of the past week have been a tragic reminder of the racial and social injustices that continue to exist in our nation. As President of St. Johns River State College, I stand in support of peaceful protests and in opposition to both racism and violence.

Although the senseless killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and so many others did not happen on SJR State’s campus, they have nevertheless greatly impacted both our nation and local community. It is my vow to you that as an institution of higher learning, SJR State will continue its work to fight racial, social, and economic injustices and to make a positive impact on our local community. It is my hope that SJR State’s commitment in that regard has been evident long before the events of the past week.

I encourage everyone within our College community to support and take care of one another. I also challenge each one of you to not remain silent and to speak out against racism and bias. Change requires willing and deliberate effort from each one of us. A threat to any one of us is a threat to us all, and we must listen to the voices that have for too long gone unheard. That’s right, we must listen.

Many of us may find ourselves greatly impacted by the stress of recent events, and it is important to remember that support and counseling services are available. Students, if you need someone to talk to, reach out to SJR State’s Advising Office at [email protected].

SJR State employees have access to resources for managing both anxiety and stress in addition to mental health services through the College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through the HR Department.

We have no tolerance for racism or discrimination against any person at St. Johns River State College, and today we grieve and condemn the senseless killing of George Floyd and others throughout our country. Colleges have long been great catalysts for social change, and as I reflect on the recent protests and all of the work that is yet to be done, I am proud of the work that we have already accomplished and committed to continuing together our efforts on diversity and inclusion at SJR State.

If you believe in something that the SJR State community can do, or do better, to be a voice of inclusion and peaceful, impactful change, speak up! We are listening.

Sincerely,

Joe H. Pickens, J.D.
President

St. Johns River State College
05/12/2020

St. Johns River State College

Criminal Justice Spotlight
EDDIE, WHAT INSPIRED YOUR INTEREST IN LAW ENFORCEMENT?
I've wanted to be a law enforcement officer since I was in elementary school. St. Johns County deputies came to the school for career day and ever since, it has been my dream job. I thought it was an honorable profession and believed that it would be a great job for me because I want to help people.

WHY DID YOU SELECT SJR STATE FOR YOUR TRAINING?
It was closest to where I live, and I’ve heard only good things about the program.

HOW IS YOUR TRAINING BEST PREPARING YOU FOR THE WORKFORCE?
By challenging us, not only physically, but mentally as well.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING?
I like how the training is very interactive and hands-on; it's not just sitting in a classroom all day.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE CONTEMPLATING LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A CAREER?
Go on a ride-along or two so you can see firsthand what you will be doing once you finish the Academy. If you like it, then go for it.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
I see myself as a deputy working for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

INTERESTED IN THE PROGRAM?
Classes begin in July 2020 and January 2021.

Applicants should apply early due to admission requirements.
Change lives, starting with your own. In as little as 22 weeks, you can complete the intense training needed to become a member of the law enforcement profession.

Applicants should apply early due to special admission requirements.

The curriculum is prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Statutes. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to take the state exam for law enforcement officers.

For more information about the program, visit SJR State online at http://www.sjrstate.edu/law.html, call 904-808-7490, or email us at [email protected]

Criminal Justice Student Spotlight
04/30/2020

Criminal Justice Student Spotlight

Criminal Justice Spotlight
ZACHARY, WHAT INSPIRED YOUR INTEREST IN LAW ENFORCEMENT?
My entire family is in law enforcement, so growing up around it your whole life, you learn a lot. I wanted to be a teacher for the longest time, but I went on a ride-along and something took over me. I felt it in my blood and God telling me this is what I'm meant to do. I joined the National Guard when I turned 17 to help others, and this profession is built around that. Helping as many people as I can is what matters to me.

WHY DID YOU SELECT SJR STATE FOR YOUR TRAINING?
I decided to do my training at SJR State because it is where my brother and my sister attended, and they loved it. Plus, I know it’s the best training around.

HOW IS YOUR TRAINING PREPARING YOU FOR THE WORKFORCE?
I feel that with all of the experienced instructors giving us the best possible resources, it¬ really allows us to start building the mindset needed for this profession, especially if you have never had that type of strict environment or demeanor.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING?
I enjoy the people and the honesty. To me, the people you surround yourself with define who you are. Being with people who all have the same goal, which is to become a law enforcement officer and help others is really motivating. With the honesty factor, the instructors are upfront and make sure we know that this job isn’t just a 9 to 5 and that we have to account for everything we do, because our actions could get us or someone else killed.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE CONTEMPLATING LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A CAREER?
I would tell them not to choose this career if they have an ounce of doubt in themselves, because if they go through this program and get hired and then that ounce of doubt shows up when it matters, who knows what could happen. I would tell them to work out and humble their mindset as if they know nothing in order to soak up everything they're taught, because all of it matters.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
In five years, I see myself working in my career at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. I like to plan ahead but also take everything day by day, because in this world you never know what could happen.

INTERESTED IN THE PROGRAM?
Classes begin in July 2020 and January 2021.
Applicants should apply early due to admission requirements.

Change lives, starting with your own. In as little as 22 weeks, you can complete the intense training needed to become a member of the law enforcement profession. Applicants should apply early due to special admission requirements.

The curriculum is prescribed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in accordance with Florida Statutes. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible to take the state exam for law enforcement officers.

For more information about the program, visit SJR State online at http://www.sjrstate.edu/law.html, call 904-808-7490, or email us at [email protected]

Kudos to our Academy alum, Deputy Gordon, for assisting with the protection of our feathered friends!
04/26/2020

Kudos to our Academy alum, Deputy Gordon, for assisting with the protection of our feathered friends!

Deputy Gordon rescued this hawk after it was thrown from an unknown vehicle. It was taken to Flagler Animal Hospital for treatment. #FCSO 💙

Congratulations to our alumnus, Officer Ortega! We know you will serve your community well!
04/08/2020

Congratulations to our alumnus, Officer Ortega! We know you will serve your community well!

Please welcome the newest members of the St. Augustine Police Department family. These officers will go through 19 weeks of intense training before hitting the streets of St. Augustine on their own.

Pictured L-R (Officer E. Ortega, Officer B. Ryland, and Officer J. Maxwell)

Safety first! Kudos to SJR State Law Enforcement recruit Gunson for making and delivering masks for our St. Johns County...
04/07/2020

Safety first! Kudos to SJR State Law Enforcement recruit Gunson for making and delivering masks for our St. Johns County officers. #wereallinthistogether

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATIONS (40 hours)St. Augustine CampusApril 6 - 97:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.This course is designed to pr...
03/02/2020

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATIONS (40 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
April 6 - 9
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This course is designed to provide Criminal Justice Officers with the skills and techniques for effective interviews during an investigation.

Register by March 23, 2020.

Open only to Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. Officers must have pre-registration authorization.
Class days/times are subject to change.

Check the website for current listings: http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html
Questions? Call (904) 808-7491

Congratulations to our Academy graduate, Mikayla. She is the police department's Officer of the Year!
02/26/2020
St. Augustine Beach Police Department honors homegrown officer

Congratulations to our Academy graduate, Mikayla. She is the police department's Officer of the Year!

When Mikayla Preston was studying at Florida State University, she still wasn’t sure that law enforcement was her future.But a close family friend

02/14/2020
ADVANCED REPORT WRITING (40 hours)St. Augustine CampusMarch 9 – 138:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Register by February 25, 2020.AND...
02/10/2020

ADVANCED REPORT WRITING (40 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
March 9 – 13
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register by February 25, 2020.

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ADVANCED REPORT WRITING (40 hours)
Palatka Campus
March 30 – April 10
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Register by March 9, 2020.

The purpose of this course is to provide focused review and practice of the basic elements necessary for effective writing of narrative reports by criminal justice officers.
Open only to Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. Officers must have pre-registration authorization.
Class days/times are subject to change. Check the website for current listings: http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html
Questions? Call (904) 808-7491

Congratulations graduates! SJR State law enforcement and corrections officer cadets recently excelled on their statewide...
02/08/2020

Congratulations graduates! SJR State law enforcement and corrections officer cadets recently excelled on their statewide certification exams.

The LE Basic Recruit class achieved a 94% passing rate on their first attempt. The current passing rate for the State of Florida on the Law Enforcement SOCE is 82%.

The Corrections class achieved a 100% passing rate on their first attempt. The current passing rate for the State of Florida on the Corrections SOCE is 77%.

SJR State Dean of Criminal Justice and Public Safety Dr. Jeff Lee said this level of success is the result of the College bringing the talent and dedication of its instructors together with the drive and determination of its students.

Congratulations Basic Law Enforcement class 1902 and Corrections class 1901.

CMS FIELD TRAINING OFFICER (40 hours)Palatka CampusMarch 2 – 57:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.The FTO course is designed to prepare...
02/04/2020

CMS FIELD TRAINING OFFICER (40 hours)
Palatka Campus
March 2 – 5
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The FTO course is designed to prepare the student to become a Field Training Officer with their agency. The student will learn the history and role of the FTO program in the training and hiring of new officers. The course is based on the San Jose FTO model of field training. The San Jose model field training and evaluation program has become synonymous with the most progressive techniques for training officers.

Register by February 18, 2020.

Open only to Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. Officers must have pre-registration authorization.
Class days/times are subject to change.

Check the website for current listings: http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

Questions? Call (904) 808-7491

Stress Management - February 2020
01/31/2020

Stress Management - February 2020

Congratulations to the SJR State Criminal Justice Academy on receiving a perfect audit!Dr. Jeff Lee, Dean of Criminal Ju...
01/31/2020

Congratulations to the SJR State Criminal Justice Academy on receiving a perfect audit!
Dr. Jeff Lee, Dean of Criminal Justice and Public Safety, accepted the certificate of achievement from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) following an audit conducted on the College’s Basic Recruit, Advanced and Specialized, Equivalency of Training and Trust Fund courses.

“This recognition of achievement is the result of the diligence and dedication of our academy faculty and staff,” said Dr. Lee.

BREATH TEST OPERATOR (16 hours)St. Augustine CampusFebruary 24 & 258:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.The course is designed to provid...
01/30/2020

BREATH TEST OPERATOR (16 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
February 24 & 25
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The course is designed to provide officers with the skills needed to obtain and analyze breath samples during the breath test as well as how to obtain and maintain a breath test operator permit.

Register by February 10, 2020.
Open only to Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. Officers must have pre-registration authorization.
Class days/times are subject to change.

Check the website for current listings: http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

Questions? Call (904) 808-7491

Today SJR State honors the men and women who put their lives on the line every day. Thank you for answering the call to ...
01/09/2020

Today SJR State honors the men and women who put their lives on the line every day. Thank you for answering the call to public service - one that is demanding and often unappreciated.

ADVANCED AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSESLINE SUPERVISION (80 hours)St. Augustine CampusFebruary 3-6 & 10-137:00 a.m. - ...
01/08/2020

ADVANCED AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES
LINE SUPERVISION (80 hours)
St. Augustine Campus
February 3-6 & 10-13
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This course is designed to provide new line supervisors with the basic supervisory skills needed to function in a criminal justice agency.

Register by January 21, 2020

Open only to Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers. Officers must have pre-registration authorization.
Class days/times are subject to change. Check the website for current listings: http://www.sjrstate.edu/workforce/advtraining.html

Questions? Call (904) 808-7491

SJR STATE Criminal Justice Academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing Cla...
12/19/2019

SJR STATE Criminal Justice Academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval and other counties received their certificates of completion for the Florida Law Enforcement Academy and Florida Corrections Officer Academy basic recruit programs.
READ MORE: http://www.sjrstate.edu/press2019/19_CJ_grad_Dec.html

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