Vital Information
Criminal Justice, Law and Career Academy
Kathleen High School
1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL  33815

Phone:  (863) 499-2655

Areas of Interest:  Criminal Justice, Legal


Sheriff Grady Judd "The Criminal Justice, Law and Career Academy at Kathleen High School School helps prepare our youth for such rewarding careers. Whether your child is interested in becoming a law enforcement officer or a lawyer, the structure and guidance they will receive in this environment will prepare them for the 'working world' and for a college education.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office considers it a privilege to partner with the Academy. I recommend you strongly consider allowing your child to participate in this worthwhile program."

-Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff

Chief Roger Boatner "We at the Lakeland Police Department have seen the success of the Academy's mission, to give high school students an understanding of the American legal and criminal justice systems, first hand. Students in this program learn that knowledge plus hard work equals success, and shows them how to make a change for success today!

The Academy is THE place to develop students into well-qualified, academically sound young people, who understand the importance of good character and ethics. These qualities, coupled with scenario-based training, will produce excellent candidates ready to enter the workforce and to continue their post-secondary education."

-Roger Boatner, Lakeland Police Chief