Program Details, Courses, and Cost


The program begins in August each year on the Jamestown Campus. This full-time (35 hours per week, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) training experience continues until mid-March. Following successful completion of the classroom training, recruits will then be required to complete 160 hours of supervised field training before they can graduate.

You will receive over 900 classroom hours both in lecture and lab classes.

Graduation normally takes place in June for those recruits that have met all requirements. Holiday breaks generally follow the college calendar.

Completion of the Sheriff's Academy program does not guarantee continued employment.


  • CRI 1370: Radar/LIDAR Operator (2 credits)
  • CRI 1390: Breath Analysis (2 credits)
  • CRI 2250: Law Enforcement Academy I (7 credits)
  • CRI 2260: Law Enforcement Academy II (6 credits)
  • CRI 2380: Law for the Law Enforcement Officer (3 credits)
  • CRI 2420: Standardized Field Sobriety (3 credits)
  • CRI 2470: Law Enforcement Practicum (4 credits)
  • PHE 2460: Physical Education for the Law Enforcement Officer (2 credits)
  • PHE 2470: Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement (2 credits)
  • SPA 1530: Spanish for Law Enforcement (1 credit)


A physical examination (about $200.00) and psychological profiling (about $200.00) are part of the entrance requirements to be paid by the applicant. The medical and psychological profiling fees are upfront costs for services and are nonrefundable. Completing these stages does not guarantee acceptance into the academy.

Once accepted into the Academy, estimated costs for the entire course are about $8,500*. This includes tuition, books, uniforms, and lab fees. Eligible students may apply for federal and state grants, student loans, and scholarships through JCC.

Tuition and lab fees are due and to be paid in full at the beginning of each semester. Students who do not pay their tuition and lab fees will not be credited with course hours and therefore will not receive their academy certification.

*Costs are subject to change.

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Jamestown Campus
(Carnahan Center)


Jamestown Campus
(Carnahan Center)