FKCC held a graduation ceremony for its sixty-eighth Basic Law Enforcement Academy and fifty-fifth Correctional Basic Recruit Training Academy on October 12 in the Tennessee Williams Theatre on the Key West Campus. Through partnerships with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Key West Police Department, 26 of the 27 graduates already secured local employment.  During the ceremony, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay swore in 12 corrections officers and five sheriff’s deputies, and Key West Police Chief Donie Lee swore in nine police officers.

FKCC’s basic law enforcement and correctional basic recruit programs satisfy the training requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.  FKCC is currently accepting applications for three upcoming academies.  A basic law enforcement academy will begin in January at FKCC’s Key West Campus and Upper Keys Center.  The College will also begin a correctional officer academy in January at its Upper Keys Center.  For more information about FKCC’s Institute for Public Safety, visit https://www.fkcc.edu/academics/basicrecruit/.