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NFCC Public Safety Academy Selected as Florida Department of Corrections Training Site

DOC Selects NFCC for Correctional Basic Recruit Class and Training

MADISON, FL – The Public Safety Academy at North Florida Community College is one of five such training centers in Florida to be selected by the Florida Department of Corrections to provide a Correctional Basic Recruit class and training for DOC recruits. Training will begin Sept. 8 at the NFCC campus and will last approximately three months.

“We are honored to be given this opportunity to assist the Department of Corrections in meeting their training needs, and meeting NFCC’s vision of being our communities’ first choice for education,” said, Rick Davis, Director of the NFCC Public Safety Academy. “There are several characteristics of our training programs that we feel sets us at the forefront of training in Florida.”

NFCC’s state-of-the-art training facility features an in-door firing range and CJSTC/DHSMV certified driving range with a half-mile driving course. The facility and quality instruction provides NFCC students with some of the best training available.

According to Davis, the Academy’s quality programs and offerings can be attributed to the highly motivated, certified instructors who are also sworn officers that work in the field on a regular basis, bringing the most current training and information to students. Graduates of the program routinely achieve high pass rates on state certification exams and become leaders at area correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies.

The NFCC Public Safety Academy is one of 40 criminal justice training centers approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) to train basic recruits in law enforcement, corrections, recertification programs, and continuing workforce education. NFCC’s Academy received its five-year recertification from the CJSTC in May. The recertification approves NFCC as a criminal justice training school through 2020.

For more information about the NFCC Public Safety Academy, contact Rick Davis at (850) 973-9492 or davisr@nfcc.edu. Information is also available at www.nfcc.edu/public-safety.


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