**Applications for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 class are being accepted. The application deadline is 5pm on Friday, March 31, 2017.
See the application links on the left banner for more information.**
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.
This is a two-semester internship, and students who apply must be qualified to complete internship credits through UCF's Department of Criminal Justice. Students who apply by the deadline listed above will be considered for the following fall AND spring semesters. Students earn 3 credits each of the two semesters for this program, for a total of six credit hours.
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 sub-pages of this site for more information and an application!