This program prepares students for employment as Parking Enforcement Specialists (OES 63021) (SOC 33-3041), Traffic Crash Investigators (TCI) (DOT 375.263-014) (SOC 33-3099), and Community Services Officers (DOT 372.367-010) (SOC 33-9099.99) in accordance with Chapters 316 and 943, Florida Statutes (F.S.).
Section 316.640, F.S., mandates that a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) approved course be used to train civilians, employed by police departments, sheriff’s offices or the Florida Highway Patrol, to investigate traffic crashes. Even though successful completion of this course is required to perform the duties of a non-sworn TCI, the CJSTC does not certify these individuals.
Additionally, this is an instructional program that prepares individuals to provide initial care to sick or injured persons. The First Responder is the first to arrive at the scene of an injury but does not have the primary responsibility for treating and transporting the injured person(s). First Responders may include law enforcement, correctional officers, correctional probation officers, life guards, fire services or basic life support non-licensed personnel who act as part of an organized emergency medical services team.
The content includes, but is not limited to, the employee’s role, constitutional and criminal law, crash investigation, first responder techniques, traffic control, and police community relations as designated in minimum training requirements as established by the CJSTC.
Police service aides average $22,000 annually, plus tuition reimbursement incentives.
All students must have attained either a high school diploma or equivalency degree (certificates of completion are not acceptable). Students must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be an American citizen.
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Total Contact Hours: 206
Total Workforce Credits: 6.50