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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

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

Crime Scene Technologist
Paralegal Students Security Officer Student  
Paralegal Security Officer  

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 &
Professional Training
Equivalency of
Training Program
Cross-over Programs
for Corrections & Law

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

Upcoming Classes and Deadlines

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

Correctional Officer
Start Date: January 2020, exact date TBD

EMT & Paramedic Programs

Application Deadlines:
EMT Spring 2020: October 28, 2019, by 4PM
EMT Summer 2020: March 2020, exact date TBD, by 4PM
Paramedic Fall 2020: June 2020, exact date TBD, 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:

October 28, 2019

Paralegal Program
November 18, 2019 for Spring Term

View more Law & Public Safety deadlines.