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Does my experience as a USAF cop transfer over, or do I still need to take the law enforcement classes at the college and take the state test for the state of Florida? I took 13 weeks of technical school for law enforcement for the military and that schooling is college accredited.

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Good Morning,

It really all depends on what your training has been as a cop in the United States Air Force. You have to be able to show that you have taken classes or training in certain areas. The state of Florida calls it the equivalency of training or EOT for short. You can look more up about it at the following website:

https://sites.google.com/site/flaleohelp/home/florida-requirements/-9-the-academy-or-eot

what you would need to do is have your training evaluated by a selection center in the state of Florida. We happen to have a selection center here at our Academy and you can contact the person in charge of evaluations, and they will be old help you get more and explain to the process.

That person's name is Helen Legall and her phone number is area code 352-271-2939.

Hope that helps explain your question. And thank you for your service.

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I have been a police officer for 30+ years! I am the Police Academy Commander at the Santa Fe College, Institute of Public Safety in Gainesville Florida It is a full service Law Enforcement and Corrections training facility. I can answer most questions concerning law enforcement procedures, law enforcement training and general questions about law enforcment. I can also answer questions about becoming a law enfocement officer. I have a booklet and web page I have written that answers many questions about how to become a police officer called "So you want to be a cop (police Officer) in Florida?", which is free, Google it.. All you have to do is ask. I teach the following subjects: RADAR/LASER, Law Enforcement Driving, Law Enforcement Firearms and Patrol Techniques, Officer Safety, WMD's for Patrol Officers, Application of Law, Communications skills, Dealing with the Mentally and physically handicapped, and many more subjects. I have worked as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and helped to write the police curriculum for the State of Florida. I like answering questions about how to become a police officer, and questions about why did an officer do this or that type questions. I also like answering any questions you may have about police work in general. I do not mind helping with homework questions or trying to answer your questions about legal subjects that I have knowledge of. You will never know the answer until you ask! If you do ask a question, PLEASE take the time to at least rate the answer. I do not get paid to answer these questions and do it on my own time. If you ask, please rate it when I answer. Thanks!!! If its a question about becoming a police officer, it may be answered here: http://sites.google.com/site/flaleohelp/ My "hobby" website - http://www.youtube.com/user/3rdID8487 Military Videos on YouTube and Facebook!!

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I am a 30+ year veteran police officer, I am currently the Police Academy Commander of an Academy in North FLorida. I have been training police officers since 1993 and have trained them in all aspects of law enforcement, including firearms, Driving and legal subjects including patrol techniques and others and training all over the world. I have trained over 5000 officers worldwide in the last 16 years of training.

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