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…

Polk State presents Criminal Justice Teach-In

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Polk State held its Fifth Annual Criminal Justice Teach-In on April 27 at the Polk State Center for Public Safety. Speakers from the fields of investigations, K-9, courts, corrections, probation, and human trafficking gave students…

Criminal Justice Teach-In

Weigh career options at Criminal Justice Teach-In

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Criminal Justice Teach-In

Polk State College’s Criminal Justice Teach-In is an annual event in which Criminal Justice professionals speak to students about their careers and experiences. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will include…

Pakistani Delegation

Pakistani Delegation Visits Polk State on Community College Tour

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Pakistani Delegation

Sixteen Pakistanis who are either administrators for post-secondary vocational and technical institutions or officials with higher education planning responsibilities for community colleges in Pakistan toured Polk State College on Tuesday to learn about the U.S.…

Polk State Public Safety

Public Safety Students Get Real-Life Lessons Thanks to Local Businesses

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Polk State Public Safety

Polk State Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy cadets participated one recent morning in traffic-stop simulations – lessons that are now more realistic thanks to some local donors. Rick’s Bar-B-Q  of…

Polk State Corporate College

Leadership Development in Public Safety Certification Program Named Exemplary

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Polk State Corporate College

The National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) recently awarded Polk State Corporate College’s Leadership Development in Public Safety (LDPS) Certification Program with the Exemplary Program Award in workforce and economic development. The NCCET…

Polk State President Eileen Holden, as well as past and present members of Polk County's legislative delegation and numerous other local leaders, gathered on Friday, Jan. 8, to cut the ribbon at the Polk State Center for Public Safety.

Community Celebrates Opening of Center for Public Safety

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Polk State President Eileen Holden, as well as past and present members of Polk County's legislative delegation and numerous other local leaders, gathered on Friday, Jan. 8, to cut the ribbon at the Polk State Center for Public Safety.

  The ribbon has been cut and the Polk State Center for Public Safety is officially open for business. Polk State celebrated the grand opening of the state-of-the-art, 101,450-square-foot facility with a ceremony on Friday,…

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