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Requirements to become a law enforcement officer

Key West Campus Law Enforcement Academies

Basic Law Enforcement Academy #76

Group of basic law enforcement cadetsNight-time, Part-time
May 11, 2020- February 2021
Monday- Friday 6:00- 10:00 p.m.
Deadline to Apply: April 4, 2020

Correctional Officer Training Academy #57

February 2020 to July 2020
Tuesday – Saturday 1300 – 2200
Deadline to Apply: TBD

**To apply for MCSO sponsorship as a Detention Deputy Trainee, visit

Upper Keys Law Enforcement Academies

Basic Law Enforcement Academy #75

May 11, 2020 to February 2021
Monday-Friday 1800 – 2200
Deadline to Apply: April 4, 2019

Crossover Corrections to Basic Law Enforcement Academy #33

March 16, 2020 to August 2020
Monday-Friday 1800 – 2200 and Saturdays 1300-2200
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Institute for Public Safety at 305-809-3200 or

Basic Abilities Test (BAT)

Effective August 15, 2019, the Basic Abilities Test (BAT) will be conducted through PearsonVue Testing Centers.

To register, go to
Once you click on the link you will complete the following:

1.       Create an account with PearsonVue

2.       Locate the exam (this will be under Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE)

3.       Locate a PearsonVue Testing Center closest to your location

4.       Choose a test date and time

5.       Pay for exam

You will receive a confirmation email once completed.  There will be no same day scheduling of exam so schedule the exam in a timely manner.

Scholarships are available! Please click here or contact Financial Aid for more information.

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