Former TPD interim chief named new executive director of Florida Public Safety Institute
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Steven Outlaw, the former interim Tallahassee Police Chief, has been named the next executive director of the Florida Public Safety Institute. Tallahassee Community College made the announcement in a press release Tuesday.
Outlaw has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement under his belt, TCC says. During his time as interim chief, Outlaw was in charge of all police operations, including maintaining TPD’s budget, managing hundreds of sworn members and building relationships in the community the department serves.
Outlaw says he is eager to join TCC’s program since it has strong partnerships with local public safety agencies like TPD.
“Public safety professionals are humans policing, responding, and caring for other humans in need,” he says. “It is exciting to help mold citizens entering these professions. I am proud to help continue the institution’s legacy.”
Outlaw’s career is coming full circle; he started as a police recruit at TCC’s Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, the release says. He has also previously served as an adjunct professor at the academy. Outlaw isn’t the only TCC alum in his family: His children also graduated from the college.
TCC President Jim Murdaugh says he’s excited to see FPSI rise to the next level under Outlaw’s tutelage.
“Steve Outlaw’s significant experience in law enforcement, strong background in training and connections in our community, as well as his leadership skills and integrity all make him an ideal executive director at the Institute,” says Murdaugh.
E.E. Eunice was the previous executive director at FPSI. He began his career at TCC in 2000 and served as Campus Police Chief along the way.
FPSI provides training for public safety careers in law enforcement, firefighting, corrections, criminal justice, security and telecommunications.
“The recruits and trainees are dedicated to their communities and driven to protect and serve,” the release says.
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