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Creating a Just Police Force

By Dani Moritz-Long “Police officers have to be warriors, but they also have to be guardians.” This is the mantra of Jeff Goltz, executive dean, School of Public Safety, as he helps lead Valencia — and the Central Florida community — toward more accepting and peaceful police-civilian relations. With national attention on police and community relations involving […]

Welcome Lee Massie, Managing Director, Criminal Justice I...

A Message from Joe Battista, Vice President, Global, Professional and Continuing Education, and Jeff Goltz, Executive Dean, School of Public Safety Please join us in welcoming Lee Massie, the new managing director of the Criminal Justice Institute, as of Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Lee is a 32-year veteran of the public safety profession and a […]

Valencia College School of Public Safety Undergoes Re-Org...

The Valencia College School of Public Safety completed a re-organization when a public safety operations support staff was implemented for the Criminal Justice Institute and the Fire Rescue Institute (formerly Central Florida Fire Institute). Both the Criminal Justice Institute and the Fire Rescue Institute fall under the umbrella of the Valencia College School of Public […]

Board of Trustees Meeting Summary — December 17, 2014

Valencia’s District Board of Trustees pose with Orange and Osceola County public safety officials and Valencia leaders immediately following the board’s approval of the new School of Public Safety. Valencia Announces New School of Public Safety Valencia College trustees approved a resolution that will allow for a major expansion of the criminal justice, safety and […]

Jeff Goltz Presents on Partnership with Ana G. Méndez...

Jeff Goltz with Anna Melnick, CJI law enforcement academy graduate and City of Orlando police officer, who helped organize conference training tracks On Monday, October 27, 2014, Jeff Goltz, executive dean of public safety, conducted a workshop at the world’s largest annual police event, the International Chiefs of Police Conference, at the Orange County Convention […]

May 2014 Kudos

Central Florida Clean Air Team Awards Valencia “Clean Air Honorable Mention” Andy Ray, professor, building construction technology, and Resham Shirsat, director, sustainability accept Valencia’s “Clean Air Honorable Mention” for the college’s approaches to cleaner air and education campaigns. Valencia College received a “Clean Air Honorable Mention” from the 2014 Clean Air Board on Friday, May […]

Saving Lives — Every Moment Matters! Valencia Hosts...

By Paul Rooney, Assistant Vice President, Safety/Security Risk Management, Campus Security Services With the recent addition of the Central Florida Fire Institute at Valencia, the College’s public safety and security teams wanted to introduce interdisciplinary public safety training between regional law enforcement and fire rescue departments that not only forged a new partnership, but also […]

Valencia’s CJI Serves as a Model for Police Training...

A Message from Criminal Justice Institute Director, Dr. Jeff Goltz In December of last year, I participated on a panel called “Optimizing Modeling & Simulation for Law Enforcement Training: The Next Challenge”. The assistant director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center also participated on this panel, and I was provided with valuable information from […]

March 2013 Kudos

Valencia Wins National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge Valencia’s vision to transform lives, strengthen our community and inspire individuals to excellence as a premier learning institution was put into action at the 2013 National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive. During this year’s blood drive, held in the spring, Valencia Volunteers registered 619 donors and […]

Featured Colleague – Dave Heffernan

By Stephanie McMillen As a former pilot who flew classified missions for the United States Air Force, Dave Heffernan, assistant director of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), said he never envisioned himself working at a college, but was pleased by what he found at Valencia. “Working at Valencia means being part of a collaborative team […]