Police officers protect lives and property

The United States Dept. of Labor reports the median pay for Police Officers and Detectives at $56,980 per year with employment projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022. Continued interest for public safety will lead to new openings for officers; however, jobs may be competitive, depending on location.

The Chipola College Law Enforcement Academy offers Basic Recruit Training for individuals seeking a career in the field of Law Enforcement as well as Advanced, Specialized, and Career Development Training for active duty Law Enforcement Officers. Many of the courses offered are eligible for transfer credit toward the Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Technology.

Basic Recruit Students will receive training in the classroom and hand-on training in areas such as Legal Issues, Crime Scene Investigations, Traffic Stops, Vehicle Operations, First Aid, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms.

Our staff and instructors are committed to providing professional training and educational services, in a controlled environment, that will enhance the student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities; preparing them for the challenges ahead.