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Hernando Adult Education Office
801 N. Broad Street, Brooksville, FL, 34601

Florida Law Enforcement Academy

Employment Opportunities

  • Law Enforcement Officer

Industry Certification
and License

  • State Certification Exam - $100

Salary Information

  • Starting salary in Hernando County $44,805
  • Salary estimates are not guaranteed.

SunTech Business Office

4057 California St.
Brooksville, FL 34604



Course Description

Supply List

Course Calendar

Mission Statement

The mission of Suncoast Technical Education Center is to specialize in developing and promoting innovative programs for our students to meet the evolving needs of the community

Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security. The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commision have established a basic recruit training program to provide foundational knowledge for aspiring officers in the respective criminal discipline

Program Structure

  • Interviewing and Report Writing — 56 Hours
  • Communications — 24 Hours
  • Serving Your Community — 34 Hours
  • Fundamentals of Patrol — 40 Hours
  • Crimes Against Persons — 48 Hours
  • DUI Traffic Stops — 24 Hours
  • Criminal Justice Firearms — 80 Hours
  • Traffic Stops — 24 Hours
  • Criminal Justice Defensive Tactic — 80 Hours
  • Traffic Incidents — 12 Hours
  • First Aid for Criminal Justicce Officers — 40 Hours
  • Traffic Crash Investigation — 30 Hours
  • Crime Scene Follow-up Investigations — 34 Hours
  • Critical Incidents — 44 Hours
  • Law Enforcement Vehicle Operation — 48 Hours
  • Legal — 64 Hours
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement — 12 Hours
  • Crimes Involving Property and Society — 12 Hours
  • Conducted ELectrical Weapon/Dart-Firing Stun Gun — 4 Hours
  • Conducted Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training/Law Enforcement — 60 Hours

Program Requirements

The State of Florida requires students to meet the basic skill level requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for the program are: Math: N/A,Language: N/A,Reading: N/A. Uniform: Polo and long pants (color/supplier to be confirmed)

Completion Requirements

A student must have passed all required courses in the program and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion of the program.


"Tuition: $2.44 per program hour (770)



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 pm - 9 pm with some Saturdays. (34 weeks)


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4057 California Stree, Brooksville, FL 34604

“The Hernando County School District prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability in any of its programs, services or activities.”