Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Institute of Public Safety

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Chair Thomas Ackerman
Associate Director for Law Enforcement & Corrections Programs Jerry Hunter
Associate Director for EMS Programs Michael Anderson
Advisors Sayuri Anderson and Katie Murphy James 
Business Manager Kathyleen Hardage

Criminal Justice Training Center, Police Academy, and Corrections Academy
Training Center Director Jerry Hunter
Basic Recruit Training Coordinator Tim Price
Advanced & Specialized Training Coordinator Helen Legall

Criminal Justice Selection Center
Selection Center Director Jerry Hunter

EMS Program
Program Director Michael Anderson
The Institute of Public Safety at The Kirkpatrick Center provides pre-service training to those who aspire to serve in a public safety career, as well as advanced training for personnel who serve with law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical services, and fire service agencies in the region. Persons interested in training to become a law enforcement or correctional officer, emergency medical technician (EMT), or paramedic should call 352-271-2925 or 352-271-2902 for more information.

Police Academy and Correctional Officer Academy

The Kirkpatrick Center is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and offers Commission-approved basic and advance training programs relating to law enforcement officer and correctional officer occupations. Students wishing to achieve certification in either of these fields must satisfactorily complete the appropriate academy in order to sit for the licensure examination administered by the State of Florida. Graduation from the academy and successful completion of the licensure exam are required components for state-recognized certification.

These academies have specific entry requirements, including a discipline-specific entrance exam. See the Admissions section of this catalog for information and contact the Criminal Justice Selection Center at 352-271-2925 or 352-271-2902, for admission requirements and procedures.


    Associate in ScienceCertificate

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