TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 9, 2012) - Tallahassee Community College's Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) has initiated a chaplaincy service for the students and staff attending the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. The service is a voluntary effort by chaplains working for public safety agencies in the College's tri-county service district of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties.
To enhance the academy experience at FPSI, students and staff can engage the visiting chaplain during a non-denominational chapel service, which will take place on Sundays from 10-11 a.m.
According to Andrea Blalock, corrections coordinator at FPSI and chaplaincy service coordinator, a number of students who reside in FPSI’s dormitory on the weekends are not familiar with the various worship opportunities in the area.
“We wanted to attempt to fill that void by not only providing spiritual and emotional guidance but also allowing the students to have an opportunity to worship and fellowship with others,” said Blalock. “The first service was held on October 7 and it went extremely well.
“I am of the opinion that this program will grow as it continues.”
For more information on the FPSI’s chaplaincy service, contact Andrea Blalock at (850) 201-7659.