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Santa Fe College – Institute of Public Safety

About the Kirkpatrick Center

Opened in 1995, the Kirkpatrick Center is located on 160 acres in Northeast Gainesville, near the Gainesville Regional Airport, about 11 miles from SF’s Northwest Campus. Programs offered at the center accommodate the growing need for skilled personnel in emergency medical services, law enforcement and corrections professions in Florida and nationwide.

The Kirkpatrick Center is home to the Santa Fe College Institute of Public Safety (IPS), which encompasses SF’s Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services degree programs and 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 corrections officers. SF’s Criminal Justice Technology programs also reside under the IPS umbrella, though courses for this program are offered only at the Northwest Campus.


IPS Website

To learn more about the academic and continuing education programs offered through SF’s Institute of Public Safety at the Kirkpatrick Center, visit the IPS website.