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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 facility.

The institute 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.

As the 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.


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.

School of Public Safety

DFC Michael Callin's Memorial Motor 52 is currently being honored in the SPS main corridor.

DFC Michael Callin's Motor 52