Course Descriptions
2022-2023 School Year

CJK0315  Facility and Equipment  0.3   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS correctional basic recruit training program, CJSTC program 1190, and provides instruction for correctional officers to become familiar with equipment, hazardous materials, sanitation and health issues at a correctional facility.... Full Description

CJK0031C  CMS First Aid Criminal Justice Officers  1.3   V
As the first person on the scene of an emergency, you have a special role. You can make a difference in a life-threatening situation. By appropriately applying your knowledge, skills, and abilities, you can stabilize patients and possibly prevent the deterioration of their conditions until EMS arrives. Your ability to assist with emergency medical situations and your ability to remember legal guidelines are important skills, as are your sound judgment and good common sense. When called to respond to an emergency, be aware of your attitude, appearance, and behavior at all times. As a criminal justice officer, convey the message that you are competent and trustworthy. A professional and confident manner will reassure and comfort the patient,. Full Description

CJK0051C  CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics  2.7   V
The public often focuses its attention on the daily work of criminal justice officers and their methods for controlling subject resistance when there is a question of the officer's use of force. Whether meeting resistance on the street or in a correctional facility, officers must be prepared to respond appropriately to control a situation where the officer and the safety of the public are in danger. The defensive tactics curriculum offers criminal justice basic recruits effective, tactically sound, and legally defensible training in defensive tactics and control techniques. This course teaches recruits to select and properly execute techniques that are reasonable and necessary given the circumstances and factors of a situation.... Full Description

CJK0013  Interactions in a Diverse Community  1.3   V
Law enforcement officers perform their duties effectively by interacting with the diverse members of their communities. In any communication with another person, there are three main components: the sender, the message, and the receiver. It is imperative that officers in the field are capable of adapting their communication styles to meet the needs of the people they are interacting with, eliminating potential miscommunications that may jeopardize an officer's effectiveness or safety.... Full Description

CJK0014  Interviewing and Report Writing  1.9   V
This chapter covers note taking, interviewing, and report writing principles and mechanics. These are critical tasks that law enforcement officers must perform every day. During any investigation, the most important thing an officer can find is the truth. Lawful and effective interviews can lead an officer directly to the truth; therefore, it is crucial to justice that officers develop effective interviewing techniques and note taking skills. In addition, officers must develop effective report writing skills. A poorly written report that contains inadequate or inaccurate information can discredit the best of investigations and demean the writer's competence and professionalism. The terms incident report and report will be used interchangeab Full Description

CJK0064  Fundamentals of Patrol  1.2   V
Law enforcement officers will spend the majority of their time patrolling an assigned area, and this chapter provides an overview of the law enforcement techniques and tactics that officers use while on patrol. The chapter focuses on the use of communications equipment, Community-Oriented Policing, officer safety and survival skills, and basic instruction on responding to calls and making an arrest, as well as helpful resources.... Full Description

CJK0078C  Crime Scene to Courtroom  1.2   V
Upon arriving at an incident or crime scene, an officer will take a sequence of steps to protect all parties: gather information; identify, separate, and interview subjects; and complete the initial investigation successfully. The single most significant part of the initial stage of a criminal investigation is the processing of the crime scene. Identify types of evidence that might be present at a scene, based on an evaluation of the incident or type of crime. Know when and how to get help in searching the scene. The first priority is to secure, protect, and preserve the scene to avoid contaminating the evidence. The second priority must be to search for, identify, document, collect, and maintain the physical evidence, or the prosecution of Full Description

CJK0084  DUI Traffic Stops  0.8   V
Law enforcement officers make numerous traffic stops daily. All too often, drivers are impaired by using alcohol or drugs, making them a hazard to themselves and other motorists. This chapter will train officers to detect impaired driving, administer field sobriety tests, make arrests when appropriate, and record the evidence of a DUI offense.... Full Description

CJK0087  Traffic Stops  1.0   V
An officer's primary responsibility in making traffic stops is to encourage voluntary compliance with traffic laws and improve driver judgment and future behavior. The end results of traffic stops should be driver education and safer roads.... Full Description

CJK0088C  Traffic Crash Investigations  1.1   V
Law enforcement officers conduct traffic crash investigations by following a step-by-step approach that encompasses the initial response to the scene, scene assessment and protection, the identification and analysis of information gathered from witnesses, the thorough investigation of the crash, the evaluation of physical evidence collected, returning the crash scene to normal, taking appropriate enforcement action, and documenting the crash.... Full Description

CJK0310  Officer Safety  0.5   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides instruction for effective officer safety and security in a correctional setting.... Full Description

CJK0020C  CMS Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations  1.6   V
The operation of a motor vehicle in a law enforcement setting is a dynamic and challenging task. The ability to drive in emergency mode, communicate with dispatch, and remain aware of the actions of other drivers presents complexities not experienced in normal driving. This course is designed to help officers understand a vehicle's limits as well as their personal limits. An officer's awareness of the effects of physiological and psychological stressors on his or her driving is critical. It is also important that officers understand how the public views them as drivers. This course will help officers to develop the skills required to operate a motor vehicle safely.... Full Description

CJK0096  Criminal Justice Officer Physical Fitness Training  2.0   V
This course provides the physical fitness training requirements for the Florida Basic Recruit Training Programs. As a student in basic training, you should understand what is expected of you during the training academy. An assessment will be conducted in the first two weeks of training and again in the last two weeks of training. This course explains each component of the two assessments. Your score for each component will be recorded separately and retained as part of your training record.... Full Description

CJK0040C  CMS Criminal Justice Firearms  2.7   V
Officers face many dangers as part of their jobs. Yet, danger can come from the most unexpected place, such as an officer's own firearm. Failure to cautiously and consistently follow rules of firearm handling can result in injury or death. Every officer must acquire proper training on the specific model of firearm he or she will carry and use before touching, handling, or loading any firearm.... Full Description

CJK0393  Cross-Over Program Updates  0.3   V
This course is designed for instructors to deliver expanded or updated instruction on curriculum topics contained in this cross-over program. The eight hours do not have to be taught in one block but may be distributed as needed throughout the program with the approval of the Training Center Director. For example, additional time may be used to integrate updated techniques or instruction from the high liability textbook, apply relevant case law, or review topics from the curriculum textbook not specifically designated for classroom instruction in this cross-over program.... Full Description

CJK0065  Calls for Service  1.2   V
Most law enforcement officers spend the majority of their time patrolling an assigned area. While patrolling, officers will respond to a variety of calls for service, which will vary between noncriminal and criminal incidents. A noncriminal call for service may range from a request for information to performing a security check of a structure. Criminal calls for service are any incidents involving an alleged violation of criminal law. This chapter provides an overview of the more common calls for service that an officer may encounter. Officers must always maintain professionalism and situational awareness when responding to any call for service.... Full Description

CCJ1020  Introduction to Criminal Justice  3.0   P
Introduction to the historical and philosophical background of the agencies of the criminal justice system. An examination of the relationships between the police, courts, and correctional institutions will be presented.... Full Description

CJE1331  Police Ethics and Accountability  3.0   P
This course will explore the administrative issues, practices, history, and policies in applied ethics and accountability in a police agency.... Full Description

CJK0422  Dart-Firing Stun Gun  0.3   V
Stun guns are one type of electronic control device (ECD), electronic immobilization device, conducted energy weapon (CEW), or conducted energy device (CED), which is a device that uses a high voltage, low power electrical charge to induce involuntary muscle contractions to temporarily incapacitate a noncompliant subject. The progression of technology allowed for the development of the basic hand-held stun gun into a weapon that propels darts up to 35 feet. This weapon is called the dart-firing stun gun (DFSG); it propels electrified darts/probes/electrodes/barbs (these terms will be used interchangeably throughout this chapter). The use and effects of dart-firing stun guns have been a topic of discussion in the media, among law enforcement Full Description

CJK0325  Supervising in a Correctional Facility  1.3   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS correctional basic recruit training program, CJSTC program 1190, and provides instruction for effective supervision of inmates in a correctional setting.... Full Description

CJK0001  Introduction to Law Enforcement  0.3   V
Law enforcement officers have the authority to enforce laws and maintain civil order. This responsibility must never be taken lightly. Officers must always act within the boundaries of their authority and uphold the recognized standards of their profession's code of ethics. This chapter provides an overview of the law enforcement training program and the requirements for students to become sworn officers; gives students instruction on basic criminal justice values and ethics; defines sexual harassment and ways to avoid compromising interactions with other officers and the public; and emphasizes the command structure within a criminal justice agency. Students will also receive a basic understanding of the structure and components of the crim Full Description

CJK0012  Legal  2.1   V
Law enforcement officers' duties include a variety of responsibilities, such as answering citizen calls, patrolling, determining violations of law, making arrests, using force, and conducting investigations. All of these require a foundational knowledge of the law and the ability to apply that law to specific incidents. To act properly and effectively as law enforcement officers, without infringing on individual rights, students must have an understanding of federal, state, and local laws. You should also become familiar with case law and how it interprets and further explains enacted laws. This chapter will provide a solid legal foundation from which students may function as law enforcement officers.... Full Description

CJK0092  Critical Incidents  1.4   V
Officers must be prepared to address many situations while patrolling their assigned areas. This chapter provides an overview of law enforcement techniques and tactics employed in confronting large scale or critical incidents. One of the techniques used to maintain organization and complete response objectives is the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazards approach to incident management that integrates the operation of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications under a common organizational structure. There are many types of large-scale situations that an officer may encounter in relation to critical incidents. These include active shooters, natural disasters, hazardous materials ex Full Description

CJK0320  Intake and Release  0.6   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides instruction to the correctional officer regarding practical and legal issues for the intake and release of inmates of a correctional institution.... Full Description

CJK0077  Criminal Investigations  1.6   V
An officer's role has grown beyond the traditional law enforcement duties to fulfilling the ever-changing needs of the community. It is a common occurrence to hear someone state that officers are "a jack of all trades." Officers perform their duties and withstand intense scrutiny from the media, professional standard review boards, and the court of public opinion. Of all the tasks assigned to a law enforcement officer, none is more important thanconducting an impartial investigation to bring a suspect to justice. This is the main reason officers have earned the public's trust over years of service. The quality of an investigation will undergo scrutiny beginning withthe supervisor's review of the initial report and ending with the appeal pr Full Description

CJK0335  Responding to Incidents and Emergencies  0.5   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides instruction to effectively recognize and respond to incidents and emergency situations in a correctional facility.... Full Description

CJK0300  Introduction to Corrections  1.1   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS correctional basic recruit training program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides an introduction and legal foundation for the correctional profession.... Full Description

CJK0305  Communications  1.3   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides instruction for effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication between officers and inmates, fellow officers, supervisors, and/or the public in a correctional setting.... Full Description

CJK0330  Supervising Special Populations  0.7   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides instruction for effective supervision of inmates in a correctional setting.... Full Description

CJK0340  Officer Wellness and Physical Abilities  1.0   V
This course is part of the Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program, CJSTC Program 1190, and provides a wellness program that encourages officers to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle of proper nutrition, adequate rest, physical exercise, weight control, and stress management.... Full Description

CJE2600  Criminal Investigation  3.0   P
Theory of investigation, specific techniques for selected offenses, interrogation, case preparation, and related problems in criminal investigation.... Full Description

CJE1300  The Patrol Function  3.0   O
Principles of organization as applied to the operation of patrol services.... Full Description

CJE1400  Community Policing  3.0   O
This course provides an examination of the growth of community policing by reviewing and researching traditional police-community relations and community policing. Includes an overview of social, behavioral and operational issues that are fundamental to effective police-community relations.... Full Description

CJE2640  Introduction to Criminalistics  3.0   P
Introduction to basic scientific techniques of collection, identification, preservation, and transportation of physical evidence; study-in-depth of techniques of examination of physical evidence within the resources of the investigator or crime scene technician; demonstration and work experiences of laboratory criminalistics will be conducted to familiarize the student with laboratory capabilities and limitations.... Full Description

CJE2790  CJST CMS LE Bridge  3.0   O
This bridge course is designed to add independent study, critical thinking, reflection, and analysis of course material presented in the CJST, CMS, LE Basic program and such additional work as required by the faculty member to add college level study of this criminal justice curriculum.... Full Description