Police Academy certificates are offered in three college-credit modules: Special Function Officer (SFO), Basic Correctional Officer (BCO), and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO). Classes run from 5:00-10:00 pm five nights a week and also involve a few 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday trainings.
Special Function Officer
7 credit hours
SFO Certification prepares a student to work in a limited number of special function positions, such as Security Officer.
Students must past the SFO module to continue to the second or third module.
Basic Correctional Officer
5 credit hours
Successful completion of this module qualifies cadets to work at a county jail or at the state prison.
Law Enforcement Officer
11 credit hours
Completes the cadet training for LEO Certification (the more widely-known police academy course)
The 360 hours of training includes accident investigation, sex crimes investigation, firearms, crimes in progress, patrol, physical fitness and arrest control.