NIA sends off 20 members of first graduating class

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Law enforcement and corrections officers, from agencies large and small, left Polk State’s Center for Public Safety on Nov. 18 equipped with the tools needed to take the next step in their careers and to…

Polk State KCTIPS cadets sit in on “eye-opening” hearings

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Students at the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety (KCTIPS) at Polk State College put in hundreds of hours of training to become certified as law enforcement, corrections, or probation officers. On Tuesday, Sept.…

Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship

Polk State KCTIPS recruit receives Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship

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Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship

One ambitious Polk State College Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety (KCTIPS) recruit recently received the Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship for her commitment to serving the community and doing so with integrity. KCTIPS recruit…

Capt. Bart Davis

5 questions with Capt. Bart Davis, director of KCTIPS

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Capt. Bart Davis

The Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety (KCTIPS) has a new director and he has hit the ground running. Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s Capt. Bart Davis was recently appointed to oversee the…

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