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All advanced and specialized training courses offered by the Institute of Public Safety Division of Professional and Executive Development are open to Florida Certified Law Enforcement officers, corrections officers or qualified support staff for mandatory and salary incentive credit as defined in Florida Criminal Justice Standards Training Commission Rule 11B-35.006.
 Priority is given to Region XIII officers. Out-of-region officers will be put on a waiting list and will be added to the class if space is available.
 To register for these courses, officers must coordinate seating through their agency’s training department.
October 2017 Course Announcements

December 2017

 Course Descriptions 

Contact Professional and Executive Development
Fax Number 954-201-6305
Tammy Snoddy, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs
Building 21, Room 117
Kathie Carlson, Executive Assistant
Building 22, Room 112B
Donna Reuhl, Executive Assistant
Building 22, Room 112B

The Bureau of Professional Development within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has created professional, comprehensive, and interesting online training courses that satisfy the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission's (CJSTC) mandate for officer re-certification. These courses include the four mandatory topics, Juvenile Sexual Offender Investigation, Discriminatory Profiling & Professional Traffic Stops/Human Diversity, Domestic Violence, Physiological Response Dynamics Training Video (however no training hours will be given for this course) and other courses of interest to law enforcement personnel. All training hours are free and eligible for use toward the CJSTC 40 hour mandatory retraining requirement.

Mandatory Retraining Topics:

Elective Training Courses:

Non-FDLE Members: Should you wish to have a certificate generated for completed training, you may turn your quiz results page in to the person designated by your agency to enter records into the Automated Training Management System (ATMS) and a certificate can be provided to you by that designee.
ATMS USERS: If you are designated by your agency to enter records into ATMS, you can use your ATMS login to access the FDLE Online Training Certificate System. Links to the instructions page and the online training certificate system are below.
FDLE Members: Once you have completed an online course, print, sign, and date the quiz results page. Then, turn your quiz results page into your program or regional training coordinator to be entered into Pathlore.
FDLE Training Coordinators: Once you receive a member's quiz results page enter it into Pathlore and then submit it to Susan Coker if it is from a sworn member or Danielle Santiago if it is from a non-sworn member so that a certificate may be generated.

NOTE: Credit toward Sheriff's Salary Supplement:
All training hours listed under "Elective Training Courses" that have not been used for Mandatory Retraining credit may be used toward Sheriff's Salary Supplement. Mandatory Retraining Topics may not be used for Sheriff's Salary Supplement. These online courses may not be repeated for salary supplement credit for a period of at least 3 years. View a PowerPoint presentation outlining the eligibility requirements to be awarded Sheriff's Salary Supplement.
Questions and concerns may be directed to the Bureau of Professional Development at (850) 410-7373
 “Photo and Video Investigations for Law Enforcement” is being held on October 27, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Broward College/IPS. This one day course covers all aspects that law enforcement will encounter while working with online photos and videos.  This course is limited to 50 students.  The cost for this class is $100 per student.  Please register with

Broward College/IPS is hosting L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers on November 6-7, 2017.  This two day course is designed to address violent encounters dealing with suspects of larger stature. When attempting control larger suspects, size and strength differentials necessitate combat strategies less reliant on pure upper body strength. The concepts and techniques can be utilized by any officer addressing a larger suspect. The days are hands-on and mentally challenging. Officers train and drill wearing vest, gun belt and long pants because anything else makes no sense.  The cost for this course is $329 per student and you may register with Police Combat.

Broward College /IPS is hosting “Officer Involved Shooting – 3 Day” course on November 7-9, 2017.  This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the criminal investigation of officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths. It is also appropriate for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Crime scene technicians, medical examiner/coroner investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorney's would also benefit from the training. The cost for this course is $325 per student and you may register directly with Public Agency Training Council.

Students should be forewarned that the content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement is offering a two day Racial Intelligence Train the Trainer course.  The course will be held at Broward College/IPS on December 5-6, 2017.  This training improves law enforcement and community relations in a brand new way.  Emotional Intelligence combined with Social Intelligence helps officers use enhanced verbal skills on 95% of calls.  Build trust between your agency and the community, while sustaining career resiliency for your officers.  The cost for this two day training is $824 per person for 1 or 2 and $749 per person for 3 or more from the same agency.

Please visit for dates and details.

The Plantation Police Department is hosting a “Basic SWAT” class January 15-26, 2018. The class will be held at the Plantation Police Department, 451 NW 70 Terrace, Plantation.

This Course is physically demanding. The course includes instruction on the following disciplines: Range, Basic SWAT Concepts and Principals, Reality Based Scenarios, Chemical Munitions, Concepts related to Hostage Rescue, Force on Force Training (Simunition), SWAT firearms qualification, Physical Training, Basic Shield Operation, and Vehicle Assaults.

**Each operator will be required to bring ALL SWAT gear, to include handgun,
1500 rounds of handgun ammo, a long gun, and a long gun that is or can be
converted for Simunition. 200 rounds of Simunition ammo. 500 rounds of
frangible .223 ammo. If you are unable to obtain frangible ammo, our agency can
work out a trade. Full equipment list will be provided upon registration.

*** Operators should bring plenty of food and water due to breaks being sporadic
throughout the day.

Point of Contact is Officer J. Kowalewski at or Officer B. Radziwon at  Deadline for Registration is December 20, 2017

Homeless Outreach Team Specialist Course” is being offered at the Coral Springs Police Department on January 22-26, 2018 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  This 40-hour course is for sworn law enforcement officers who will receive specialized training in homeless outreach.  Specialist members respond to calls for service involving persons experiencing homelessness and conduct a needs assessment to effectively guide them through the available social 

Specialists serve as their agency’s liaison to the homeless community and are involved in activities related to addressing their local homeless population. Specialists are familiar with the entirety of the social services community, continuum of care, and the homeless population in their city. Specialists con-duct regular follow-up assessments on individuals experiencing homelessness to ensure their needs are met. 

This course is taught by social service partners and subject matter experts. This course will provide knowledge, skills and abilities on how specialists conduct social service assessments for individuals experiencing homelessness. 

For more information or to register please contact:  Officer Cynthia Weiner, Lighthouse Point Police Department,  Deadline to register is January 1, 2018.
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