**Applications for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 class are now being accepted. The application deadline is 5pm on Friday, March 28, 2014. Applications must be turned in to Dr. Ross Wolf at the University of Central Florida, and will not be considered by OCSO until after the deadline has passed. See the application links on the left banner for more information.**
The Law Enforcement Officer Training Corps (LEOTC) Program was developed cooperatively by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the University of Central Florida to recruit, train, and potentially hire graduates of the university interested in law enforcement positions. The program is designed to begin training students while still enrolled at UCF by completing internship hours with various divisions within the Sheriff’s Office. Students who successfully complete the internship and application process may then be selected to attend the Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia Community College immediately after receiving their Bachelor’s Degree from UCF. If the academy is successfully completed, the cadet is sworn-in as either a full-time Deputy Sheriff, or reserve Deputy Sheriff, depending on the availability of positions within the agency.
The LEOTC Cadet will spend two weeks in each of the following divisions during the Spring semester: communications, field services, criminal investigations, specialized patrol, court services, community policing, and evidence.
The LEOTC program provides internship opportunities in a premier central Florida law enforcement agency to outstanding students at UCF during their senior year. At the completion of the internship program, cadets may be given the opportunity to advance their career by attending a law enforcement academy. Cadets spend two to three weeks in each of the following seven divisions of the Sheriff’s Office during their internship:
• Field Services (Patrol)
• Communications Center
• Criminal Investigations
• Specialized Patrol (Agriculture, Marine Patrol, DUI/Traffic Unit, etc.)
• Court Services
• Community Policing
Please see the subpages of this site for more information and an application!