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Central Florida Community College briefs

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 14, 2001


Robbery awareness course is Tuesday

OCALA -- If you work at a convenience store, supermarket, retail store or bank, it is important to know what to do in the event of a robbery. Learn more about the topic or supplement any previous training you may have had by taking an upcoming three-hour course at Central Florida Community College, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala.

Robbery Awareness will be offered twice on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. You may attend the session more convenient for you. The fee is $20. It's a good investment to make for yourself or for your employees if you're a manager.

Offered through CFCC's Corporate Training Center, the Robbery Awareness course will:

Improve employee awareness of the retail robbery situation.

Provide guidelines and recommend anti-crime techniques on specific management and employment activities that can significantly reduce robberies.

Provide specified, illustrated training on the recommended actions to take in the event a robbery occurs.

Encourage cooperation and improved communications among the retail community, law enforcement agencies, community organizations and the media.

For information, call Jim Moyer at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1722. In Citrus County, call 746-6721 and in Levy County call (352) 493-9533 ext. 1722.

To register, stop by the Building 5 Enrollment Services Center at the Ocala Campus; Building L1 Enrollment Services Center at the Citrus County Campus, 3800 S Lecanto Highway; or the Levy County Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland.

Cross-training offered to corrections officers

OCALA -- Applications are now available for the upcoming Criminal Justice Cross-Training course offered by the Central Florida Community College Criminal Justice Institute. The program runs from May 30 to Sept. 11 of this year, and completed applications are due Tuesday.

The course is designed for certified corrections officers who wish to cross-train for law enforcement. Each applicant must possess a current State of Florida Corrections Officer Certificate and submit a completed college application before classes begin.

Anyone interested in the program may pick up an application in Building 31 on the CFCC Ocala campus or call Bill Lemieux at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1264.

Training academy session Tuesday

OCALA -- Applications are now available for the upcoming Criminal Justice Combined Training Academy offered by the Central Florida Community College Criminal Justice Institute. The next session is from Tuesday to Dec. 13, with classes from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Each program applicant must also submit a completed college application before classes begin, and a background check may be necessary.

The Combined Training Academy provides training for people interested in becoming corrections or law enforcement officers. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the state licensing exam in whichever discipline they took their training.

Anyone interested in the program may pick up an application in Building 31 on the CFCC Ocala Campus or call Bill Lemieux at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1264, for information.

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