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Public Safety Institute

Are you exploring a career in public safety
or need to advance in your current job?

Whether you're just getting started or have years of experience, Eastern Florida State College's Public Safety Institute has the educational and hands-on training you need. Many programs are limited access and require an increased level of background checks, testing and screening to ensure you'll meet agency and state requirements to work in the field after graduation. Explore our programs and training by matching up your goals with the choices below and get in touch if you have questions.

I want hands-on training to become a:

Law Enforcement Student Corrections Student Fire Fighter Student
Law Enforcement
Officer

Correctional Officer
Fire Fighter
Paramedic Student EMT Student Crime Scene Tech Student
Paramedic
Emergency Medical
Technician

Crime Scene Technologist
  Paralegal Students  
  Paralegal  


I already work in the field or want to cross-over to an added certification:

Advanced and Specialized Training Student Fast-Track Equivalency of Training Program Students Cross-over Programs for Corrections and Law Enforcement Students
Advanced &
Specialized
Professional Training
Fast-Track
Equivalency of
Training Program
Cross-over Programs
for Corrections & Law
Enforcement


I want to earn an Associate or Bachelor Degree:

Criminal Justice Technology Students Fire Science Technology Students Paralegal Students
Criminal Justice
Technology A.S.

Fire Science
Technology A.S.

Paralegal A.S.
(Career advancement degrees; do not lead
to officer or firefighter certification)
Emergency Medical Services Students Public Safety Management Students
Emergency Medical
Services A.S.
Public Safety
Management B.A.S.
(Graduates eligible for
paramedic/EMT state licensing process)
 

Contact Us

Public Safety Institute
EFSC, Melbourne Campus
3865 N. Wickham Road, Building 8
Melbourne, FL 32935
321-433-5636


Upcoming Classes and Deadlines

Auxiliary Law Enforcement/Part-Time
Start Date: September 16, 2019

Correctional Officer
Start Date: January 13, 2020

EMT & Paramedic Programs

Application Deadlines:
EMT Summer 2020: Mar. 23, 2020, by 4PM
EMT Fall 2020: June 29, 2020, by 4PM
Paramedic Fall 2020: June 29, 2020, by 4PM

Fire Academy

Spring 2020 Application Deadline: Dec. 4
Fall 2020 Application Deadline: June 14

Law Enforcement Academy/Full-Time
Due to the high demand for training and class size requirements, placement is limited. The first step for applicants is screening through the Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center. Beginning the academy selection process as soon as possible increases the chance of getting into the academy class of choice.
Full-time Academy Start Dates:

February 3, 2020
April 27, 2020
July 27, 2020
October 26, 2020

Paralegal Program
April 20, 2020 for Summer Term
July 16, 2020 for Fall Term

View more Law & Public Safety deadlines.