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PHSC Hires New Law Enforcement Academy Leaders

Pasco-Hernando State College has named Charlie May as the new director of public service programs and Patricia Maxwell as the law enforcement academy’s new instructor coordinator. 

“Mr. May and Ms. Maxwell are well credentialed, seasoned law enforcement professionals with strong local ties to law enforcement agencies and law enforcement education,” said PHSC President Katherine Johnson, Ed.D. “Both leaders are passionate about training new officers who are highly skilled, ethical and ready to serve the public that depends on local law enforcement officers for safety and protection.”

Charlie MayCharlie May most recently served as forensic services chief for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. He retired from the PSO in March 2013 after 25 years of service. During his tenure at the PSO, May served as a corporal in the officer’s training division, in which he developed new officer and civilian curriculum and provided orientation training. He also served as corporal of the school resource section, coordinating a variety of school related educational and crime prevention activities and worked as a detective and deputy sheriff.

May earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and Master of Science in criminal justice from Saint Leo University and served as an adjunct instructor in PHSC’s law enforcement academy since 2002, teaching courses in criminalistics, police organization and administration and has taught as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Leo University. Earlier in his career, he worked as a police officer with the New York City Housing Authority.

Patricia MaxwellPatricia Maxwell is the Academy’s new instructor coordinator. She is an adjunct law enforcement instructor at Hillsborough Community College and was most recently employed by Murphy Oil Corporation as an assistant terminal manager, responsible for implementing and maintaining best management practices, security and coordinating training programs. Maxwell, a former police officer for the Temple Terrace police department, has certifications in crimes against persons, training the trainer programs as well as firearms, emergency vehicle operation, officer survival techniques and other specializations. Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and is a graduate of the Tampa Police Academy.

“With new leadership in place, PHSC’s Law Enforcement Academy is ready to continue our strong, long standing tradition of meeting the training needs of our agency partners,” Johnson commented. “We expect our programs and partnerships to be stronger than ever.”

Release date: 
March 24, 2014
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