New Port Richey, Florida -- Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco has reached an agreement with a local law enforcement academy he's questioned in the past.
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Both the sheriff and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have expressed concerns with certain training practices at Pasco Hernando State College.
The new agreement regarding the academy, hosted at the college's East Campus location in Dade City, was originally signed by Sheriff Nocco on August 18. It is expected to be approved by the PHSC Board of Trustees at Tuesday night's meeting, allows the sheriff's office to appoint one of its own as the academy's director who will then help select instructors.
"The Pasco Sheriff's Office could not be more pleased with this contract and more importantly the new level of partnership we have established with PHSC," said Sheriff Nocco. "As the needs and demands for law enforcement continuously evolve, this academy and regional training center will allow us to continue to develop our members and new law enforcement officers to professionally address the challenges they will face."