Fla. (November 15, 2013) – Once again,
a basic recruit class (BRC) at Tallahassee Community College has achieved a 100
percent pass rate on the Florida State Officer Certification Exam. This time,
it was the 32 members of BRC 409, who graduated in October from the
correctional probation officer program at Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy
(PTLEA), part of TCC’s Florida Public Safety Institute.
This was the third correctional probation class to graduate through a
partnership established in November 2012 between PTLEA and the Florida
Department of Corrections. According to Andrea Blalock, criminal justice
instructional coordinator, all three classes have achieved the 100 percent pass
"We are extremely proud of these young men and women and the
success rate they have achieved," said Blalock.
PTLEA is the only academy in Florida that trains correctional probation
officers. Currently, individuals who want to enroll in the correctional
probation officer program must have already been hired by the Department of Corrections
as trainees. However, PTLEA expects to offer the program for self-sponsored
students in the evenings beginning in June 2014.
For information about TCC’s corrections and correctional probation programs,
contact Andrea Blalock at (850) 201-7659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.