The mission of the NWFSC Criminal Justice Training Center is to prepare criminal justice officers to protect and serve.  The CJTC was established in 1974 with the primary responsibility as the regional training center for agencies in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

The CJTC is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) to instruct FDLE approved curricula to law enforcement and correctional officers in Florida.  As an accredited institution of higher learning, the center offers basic, advanced and specialized courses for law enforcement and corrections.

The Criminal Justice Training Center at Northwest Florida State College offers recruits scenario-based facilities to create the optimal environment for classroom and tactical training. 



                               FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

 1,500 Square Foot, Seven-Room Search House with Observation Deck        
 Mock Detainment Facility for Correctional Training
 Multi-Bay Outdoor Firing Range (40-50 Student Capacity)
 4,000 Square Foot Indoor Training Gymnasium for PT and Defensive Tactics
 Four Traditional Classrooms with the Latest Audiovisual Equipment
 MILO Range System for Simulated Weapons Training
 Meggitt Range System for Simulated Weapons Training
 7,700 Square Foot Public Safety Training Building
 Vehicle Operations Driving Range with Seven Law Enforcement Training Vehicles



For more information about the CJTC at NWFSC, call (850) 729-5378 or email