Criminal Justice Institute
The mission of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) at Valencia College is to prepare criminal justice officers to protect
and serve. The institute offers a world-class learning
environment in our 77,000 square foot, state-of-the-art training
is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to deliver all Commission-approved curricula to law enforcement,
correctional, and correctional probation officers in Florida.
With primary responsibility for the criminal justice agencies in
Orange County, the CJI is a regional training center that serves
over 45 organizations; including state law enforcement agencies,
Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, numerous
county, municipal, regional and international agencies.
In 2011, Valencia College was recognized as the best college in the nation (out of over 1,200 colleges) by the Aspen Institute. To become your best, you must be educated and trained by the best.
population of Florida increases, the need for qualified law enforcement and correctional officers must correspondingly increase to meet the need. Criminal justice is a demanding profession, requiring the individual to have a wide variety of knowledge and highly developed skills in defensive tactics, firearms, first aid and vehicle operations.
CJI Documentary "To Serve & Protect" by Orange TV
The Criminal Justice Institute also conducts advanced
and specialized training for certified law enforcement and correctional
officers throughout Central Florida.
Orlando, FL – Dec. 17, 2014, Valencia College trustees approved a resolution that will allow for a major expansion of the criminal justice, safety and security, and fire service programs, with the creation of a new School of Public Safety.