Institute of Public Safety (IPS) at the Kirkpatrick Center
IPS programs are designed to meet the growing need for skilled personnel in emergency medical services, law enforcement, and corrections in our community and nationwide.
IPS encompasses Emergency Medical Services degree programs, as well as certificate programs in Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. IPS also offers Basic Recruit training in law enforcement and corrections, courses that lead to licensing and certification required for employment in public safety, and continuing education for sworn law enforcement and correctional officers.
SF’s Criminal Justice Technology program resides under the IPS umbrella, though courses for this program are offered only at the Northwest Campus. SF's Organizational Management bachelor's degree program is also part of IPS due to specialization in Public Safety, which can be a degree path police and corrections officers.
- Organizational Management, B.A.S.
- Aviation Management Administration, A.S.
- Criminal Justice Technology, A.S. (Yearly schedule)
- Emergency Medical Services, A.S.
- Professional Pilot Technology, A.S.
- Corrections (Apply to program now) $
- Crossover Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement (Apply to program now) $
- Crossover Law Enforcement to Correctional (Apply to program now) $
- Emergency Medical Technician (Apply to program now)
- Equivalency of Training (Law Enforcement and Corrections)
- Paramedic (Apply to program now)
- Law Enforcement (Apply to program now) $
News and Information
IPS at the Kirkpatrick Center provides training leading to certification for those seeking employment in corrections, law enforcement, and emergency medical services, along with agency in-service, advanced and specialized training for first responders. Students are trained by instructors who are current practitioners in their respective field. The training provided at IPS is timely and relevant to today's public safety needs.
Certified Officers/Deputies Specialized Classes
If you are looking for Advanced or Specialized Training, IPS at the Kirkpatrick Center adds courses throughout the year and have several scheduled at any given time. Advanced and Specialized Training Courses.
Most veterans have qualities and training that are exactly what the Institute of Public Safety is looking for in first responders, such as police officers, paramedics and firefighters. Military police transition very easily to civilian police, and combat medics undoubtedly make some of the very best paramedics. Best of all, your G.I. Bill 33 pays for everything from tuition and books to living expenses. Our staff encourages and respectfully requests that you consider IPS programs if you're a returning veteran, as it sometimes makes the transition much easier.