Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Prepare for:  State Officer (State of Florida) Certification Exam
Train to be:  Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Security Officer

  • Our Academy prepares students for employment or advanced training as Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Florida.
  • The Academy is approved by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
  • Recruits are trained in firearm proficiency, defensive driving, defensive tactics, first responder, and academic areas of criminal justice.

Program Details:

For program details and cost click here: Florida Law Enforcement AcademyProgram Information Sheet

Other Helpful Links: 

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:
33-3051.00       Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers

Admissions (How to Apply):

Pre-requisites for law enforcement applicants: Must be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, pass the Florida Basic Abilities Test (F-BAT), have good moral character, no felony convictions involving false statements or spouse battery. Applicants must be in good physical condition, pass a drug screen, successfully complete a polygraph, criminal history background check, and pass the physical assessment test (all 5 absolute standards).

  1. Attend Information Session at MTC Law Enforcement Academy. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.mm (please call to verify 941.752.8100 x 2000)
  2. Successfully Pass the FBAT entrance exam: CJBAT(FBAT) Exams: Information can be found here: https://manateetech.edu/testing/
  3. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/
  4. Pickup paper Application from the Law Enforcement Academy front desk once you have passed the FBAT exam. Once the online application is submitted, information will be provided via “To-Do List” within 1-2 business days. Check your personal email for log-in criteria. Complete your “To-Do List” found in the paper application. Turn all paperwork into the Academy once it has ALL been completed.

For More Information: Please email MTCLawAcademy@manateeschools.net.

MTC is not an I-20 institution.


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