Director Thomas Ackerman
Associate Director for Law Enforcement & Corrections Programs Gretchen Pendell
Associate Director for EMS Programs Louis Mallory
Advisors Sayuri Anderson (Criminal Justice) and Robert Hendrickson (EMS)
Business Manager Kathyleen Hardage
Criminal Justice Training Center, Police Academy
Training Center Director Gretchen Pendell
Basic Recruit Training Coordinator Chris Wagoner
Advanced & Specialized Training Coordinator Helen Legall
Criminal Justice Selection Center
Selection Center Director Gretchen Pendell
Criminal Justice Technology Program
Program Director Louis Mallory
Advisor Robert Hendrickson
Faculty Phil Borum (Paramedic Program), John Duff (EMT Program)
Laboratory Coordinator Michael Anderson
The Institute of Public Safety at The Kirkpatrick Center provides pre-service, in-service, advanced and specialized training to 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 should contact the Criminal Justice Selection Center at the Kirkpatrick Center or call 352-271-2945. Those interested in training to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic should call 352-271-2902 for more information.
Police Academy and Correctional Officer Academy
The Kirkpatrick Criminal Justice Center is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and offers Commission approved basic 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. Further information is available from the Criminal Justice Selection Center at 352-271-2945 or online at www.sfcollege.edu or www.policecareers.org.
See the Admissions section of this catalog for information and contact the Criminal Justice Selection Center at 352-271-2945, https://www.sfcollege.edu/ips/index for admission requirements and procedures. These programs are governed by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and are subject to change by the Commission.
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