• Contacts

    Academy Support Staff Heather Clarke, 727-341-4516
    Academy Coordinator Joseph Saponare, 727-344-8078

  • Upcoming Academies
    LE 212: Jan. 28 - June 25, 2019
    LE 213: April 1 - Aug. 13, 2019
    LE 214: July 8 - Nov. 26, 2019
    LE 215: Sept. 9, 2019 - Feb. 14, 2020
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  • Law enforcement academy

Law Enforcement Academy

  • Law enforcement career

    Our academy prepares you to become a police officer.

  • These Post Secondary Adult Vocational courses count toward the law enforcement sub-plan of our A.S. degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Our A.S. transfers to our bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.
  • PSAV to AS to BAS
  • Approved by FDLE

    The Law Enforcement Academy gives you the training you need to pass the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification Examination. SPC's Southeastern Public Safety Institute is an approved FDLE training center and uses the curriculum of the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC).

    See the courses for our Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

    Your path to our associate and bachelor's degrees

  • Law Enforcement Academy schedule and length

    22 weeks
    7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    Monday through Friday
    790 hours

  • Law Enforcement Academy costs

    In-state residents: $4,000
    Out-of-state residents: $9,961.35

    Tuition is subject to change. In-state tuition rates only apply to those who can prove Florida residency for at least 12 consecutive months. As part of the admission process, you pay $250 for a background check. Uniforms cost approximately $275.

    Covering your tuition

    As a Law Enforcement Academy student, you are eligible for financial aid and can apply Florida Prepaid toward your tuition. You must pay your fees up front.

    Assistance for veterans

    Financial assistance is available to veterans who qualify. Contact the Veterans Services Office at 727-341-4271 for more information.

  • The St. Petersburg College Allstate Center is located at 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33711. Use the interactive map below to plan your route. Use our campus locator map to locate buildings and classrooms on campus. View hours of operation.