Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Certificate (5007)
All police officers, deputy sherrifs and state law enforcement officers in Florida must complete a Basic Recruit program as required by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. This certification ensures that the public is served by officers who are ethical, qualified, and well-trained.
Through TCC's Law Enforcement Certification Program, students can meet the minimum standards for employment as a frontline officer in a police department, sheriff's office or state law enforcement agency. The Basic Recruit Program requires 770 clock hours.Training is offered three times a year with two full-time academys and one part-time evening academy. It takes five months of full-time course work or nine months of part-time work to receive the certificate.
During training, students will gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system, including how to testify in the courtroom, emergency preparedness, firearms and use of defensive tactics. Completion of the program provides college credit hours toward other degrees at TCC.