Want a career as a police officer?
You must successfully complete the Law Enforcement Academy
Need more info? Contact Patty Lane at 386-506-4202 or email at lanepa@DaytonaState.edu
To be a police officer or deputy sheriff in the State of Florida, you first must complete a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)academy, presented by one of the Regional Training Centers in Florida. The School of Emergency Services is an FDLE-certified Training Center, and we conduct law enforcement academies all year.
The law enforcement academy requires a full-time commitment as classes run 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday for almost six months. During the academy, you will learn everything that you need to know to get you started in a career as a police officer.
After graduating from the program, you will take a comprehensive examination given by the FDLE. Upon passing that exam, you will be eligible for hire as a police officer anywhere in the state.
Click here for the FDLE Officer Minimum Qualifications
Here at Daytona State , the School of Emergency Services conducts five academy classes each year. Each class is limited to twenty-five students, providing for intense one-on-one instruction and attention.
There are four day classes, characterized as "full time" classes and one nighttime "part-time" class. The daytime classes go to school from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, although there are some special situations when trainees must go to class at night, such as at the driving track and firearms range. The full-time academy classes generally start in January, March, August and October, and last about five and a half months.
We also conduct a "part-time" class once a year for those who desire a career in law enforcement, but cannot go to school "full time." This program starts in March each year and lasts about nine months. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, six to ten pm, and on Saturday from eight am to five pm.
Visit the links below to find out about employment opportunities at our area Police and Sherrif's Departments.
- Daytona Beach Police Department
- Port Orange Police Department
- Ormond Beach Police Department
- Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety
- Volusia County Sheriff's Office
- South Daytona Police Department
- Holly Hill Police Department
- Ponce Inlet Police Department
- New Smyrna Beach Police Department
- Oak Hill Police Department
- DeLand Police Department
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Bunnell Police Department
- Edgewater Police Department
- Lake Helen Police Department
- Orange City Police Department
- Flagler County Sheriff's Office
- Flagler Beach Police Department
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection