Welcome to Public Safety

Public Safety is home to the Criminal Justice and Emergency Services programs.  Both programs are housed on the Niceville Campus in the Public Safety Building NV-510 (formerly F & H). 


Emergency Services Department:


Criminal Justice Department:


Northwest Florida State College offers an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Criminal Justice Technology and vocational credit certificate programs in Corrections and Law Enforcement. Students may complete a vocational certificate while working on the A.S. degree requirements. The A.S. and certificate programs provide students with the educational background necessary for immediate entry into the job market.

The Law Enforcement and Corrections Basic Recruit Training Academy programs require a separate application and entry requirements. The BRT Academies prepare students for state certification that qualifies graduates for county, city or state jobs throughout Florida. Certification also transfers to other states and training qualifies for future credit toward dual certification. Northwest Florida State College is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certified program and the region's designated Criminal Justice Training Center.  

Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or a related field should earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree and speak to an advisor to plan an appropriate program of study.