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CMS Law Enforcement Auxiliary Officer Basic Recruit Training Program—Technical Certificate

Law enforcement officers are charged with maintaining order, ensuring the safety of citizens and the protection of their property, and enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws. Auxiliary law enforcement officers support full-time officers and help to prevent, detect and investigate crime, apprehend criminal offenders, direct traffic and possibly assist in the prosecution process.

Law enforcement auxiliary officers must be community oriented, physically fit and mentally stable, brave, honest, reliable, compassionate and able to maintain sound judgment in high-pressure situations. 

Purpose

The purpose of commission-approved Auxiliary Basic Recruit Training Programs is to train applicants for compensated or uncompensated employment or appointment by criminal justice agencies, to assist or aid full-time or part-time officers.

Length

Full-time students may complete the program in less than one year. Part-time students may require additional time.

Location

This program is offered at the Public Service Technology Building at the East Campus in Dade City.

Format

Courses for this degree are offered in traditional classrooms, the gymnasium, simunitions labs and outdoors.