June 25, 2020
The Tallahassee Community College Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) is gearing up for the next group of trainees in firefighting, law enforcement, corrections and correctional probation roles. The acceptance of new applications follows a three-month halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“All training recruits are instructed and are reminded that as public safety officers they are a part of, and not a part from, the communities they serve,” said E.E. Eunice, Executive Director, FPSI. “Each graduating class is required to perform a community service project, teaching the graduates about becoming a part of ‘the protect and serve’ motto of the law enforcement and public safety agencies.”
FPSI’s 60 plus public safety partners are inclusive of the College’s mission of equality, professional standards of conduct, understanding and teaching the standards of public safety regarding statutes, applications and the spirit of the law. Key participants in the commitment of maintaining professional training among public safety officers are Quincy Police Department’s Captain Robert Mixson, Chairman of the Regional Training Council for the Second Judicial Circuit, and the Department of Financial Services’ Major Burt Himmer, Chairman of the State Law Enforcement Agencies Training Council.
The Basic Recruit Training Programs offered:
- Fire Academy (July 6 – December)
- Law Enforcement Day Classes (July 8 – December)
- Law Enforcement Night Classes (February – December 11)
- Correctional Probation has 6 classes per year. All recruits are sponsored by the Florida Department of Corrections
- Corrections has 3 – 4 classes per year. All recruits are sponsored by the Florida Department of Corrections
The Florida Public Safety Institute follows strict training guidelines mandated by the Florida Administrative Code and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in all areas of public safety training.
For more information, visit tcc.fl.edu and search the discipline of interest.