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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.

February 2019 

Professional and Executive Development Course Descriptions

 Course Descriptions 

Contact Professional and Executive Development
Fax Number 954-201-6305
Tammy Snoddy, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs
Building 21, Room 117
Debbie Zipoli,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:

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

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Miami Field Office of the US DEA is hosting a one day class on “Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement” on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Calvary Chapel – Fort Lauderdale. This class is free to all sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel.  Please register with 

The Plantation Police Department is hosting a “Basic S.W.A.T. School” on January 14-25, 2019.  This Course is physically demanding. The course includes instruction on the following disciplines: Combat Clearing, 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, Open Area Take-Downs, and Vehicle Assaults. 
**Each operator will be required to bring ALL SWAT gear, to include handgun, 1500 rounds of handgun ammo, 200 Simunition rounds, and a long gun that is or can be converted for Simunition.  Full equipment list will be provided upon registration.
 *** Operators should bring plenty of food and water due to breaks being sporadic throughout the day.
Deadline for Registration is December 21, 2018.  

The Virtus Groups is presenting “The Adaptive FTO” February 11-12, 2019 at Broward College/IPS.  This course teaches FTOs (and through FTOs’ efforts, the trainee) how to become emotionally aware of trigger points leading to over-reaction. It is a method of recognizing de-escalation before it is time to de-escalate. It also makes for a more empathic officer who understands that not every situation is resolved through enforcement, whether a traffic citation, a summons, or an arrest. The Adaptive FTO will provide a toolbox of techniques for the Field Trainer to use in growing the probationary officer. Through the use of real world case studies, The Adaptive FTO will create a developmental framework and tools for training the future of your organization.  The cost of the class is $227 per person and you may register with directly with the Virtus Group.

Broward College/IPS is offering a “School Resource Officer” class March 18-22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The course is the FDLE curriculum and designed to broaden the experience base of an officer desiring to work as a School Resource Officer.  The course objective is the role of law enforcement in elementary and secondary schools.  Emphasis will be placed on the dynamics of law enforcement, school and community interactions, basic concepts of the law as applied to education, concepts and skills pertaining to effective teaching techniques, relationship building, counseling students and intervention techniques. The cost of the course is $180 per student and you may register using the Broward College Training Authorization and Registration form.  If you have any questions please contact Tammy Snoddy, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs at 954-201-6839 or

 Broward College/IPS is offering a “Tactical Lifesaver for First Responders” class on April 8, 2019.  This 8-hour course is for non-medical first responders and is based off the proven concepts of TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care). Training provided in this course is beneficial to all law enforcement personnel involved in community policing or corrections. The students will learn and follow the MARCH algorithm for patient care and assessment. Participants must bring their duty belts with holsters for the practical portion of the course.  It is advised students must bring a change of clothes for the practical exercise. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive an IFAK (medical kit), which includes a MOLLE pouch, tourniquet, chest seals, compression bandage, compressed gauze, and gloves.  The cost of the class if $360 per person and you may register using the Broward College Training Authorization and Registration form.

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