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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.
January 2018 Course Announcements

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
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
An additional Florida General Instructor Techniques class has been added to the IPS Training Calendar for January 3-12, 2018.  This 64-hour course is designed to teach basic instructor techniques to individuals who aspire to become Criminal Justice and Standards Training Commission (CJSTC) certified instructors. The student will learn the basic concepts of developing and presenting a lesson plan using various instructional techniques from adult learning theory to group facilitation.  Participants will develop a lesson plan and make a 30-minute presentation.  Please contact your training departments to register for this class.

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

 Broward College/IPS is hosting a “Tactical Leadership” course on January 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  This one day course is designed to provide you, the first line supervisor, with the tools necessary to effectively lead police officers and manage critical incidents. Tactical Leadership addresses the skills necessary to establish a cohesive and forward thinking team and ready them for success on the street. In addition, videos of actual critical incidents will be viewed, analyzed and discussed in order to develop a workable understanding of how to manage an event to a successful conclusion.  This course will be presented by Calibre Press  The cost is $159 per students.  

Broward College/Institute of Public Safety and the Public Agency Training Council are hosting a two-day training conference at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center on January 22-23, 2018.  Eight seminars are being offered over the two-day period.  The cost of each seminar is $350 each and you may register online with PATC. If you have any questions please call 800-365-0119.


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.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Employee Assistance Program and Training Division are sponsoring a three day "Train the Trainer First Responder Suicide Prevention" course on February 20-22, 2018.  This training will be conducted by Dr. Robert E. Douglas, Jr. from the National Police Suicide Foundation and will be held at the Coral Ridge County Club, 3801 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale.  The cost of the course is $200 per person.  Please visit the Sheriff’s Advisory Council to register.  This training is free to all BSO employees.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is hosting the “4th Annual South Florida Law Enforcement Leadership Seminar” February 22, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Dillard Center for the Arts.  This one day class will describe the strength-based approach, explain why it is critical to use in supervision, and describe the concrete benefits to utilizing this approach with employees (i.e., increased productivity and engagement, reduced absences, higher satisfaction, and lower turnover).  This is no cost for this seminar.  To register please email Michelle Jenkins at

Eye to Eye Consultants presents “Negotiations:  De-escalation and Changing the Mindset” course March 21, 2108 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  This one day course is being held at Broward College/IPS, 3501 Davie Road, Building #22, Davie, FL.  This multi-faceted course is designed to provide participants with enhanced skills for negotiations on the street, in their organizations and in their personal lives. The course will serve as a unique law enforcement leadership opportunity that will offer options and alternatives for building trust within communities served and lowering resistance to force incidents. In providing alternate methods of negotiations, this course hopes to reduce extensive public and media scrutiny, which is plaguing today’s law enforcement community. Additionally, the course is structured to improve the participant’s personal performance as it relates to career advancement, assessment and promotional testing, as well as present tips for conflict resolution within an agency.  The cost of this course is $249 per person.  For more information and to register for the class please visit the Eye to Eye Consultants website.

An “Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement” class is being offered on March 29-30, 2018 at Broward College/IPS.  This two day course bridges the gap between the Standardized Field Sobriety and Drug Recognition Expert courses. You will learn how to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both. You will be given an overview of the seven drug categories, their physiological effects, and medical conditions that can produce similar signs of impairment. We will also explain the legal issues and arrest procedures associated with impaired driving. There is no cost for Florida Officers.  Please register on line with IPTM.

Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes” course is being offered on April 23-27, 2018 at Broward College/IPS.
This course 40 hour course is designed for experienced traffic crash investigators who have a good working knowledge of the techniques and applications of formulas taught in basic crash investigation courses and who wish to build upon that foundation with more advanced mathematical formulas used to analyze motorcycle crashes. You will be given manual of applicable information to use as a motorcycle reference book.  There is no cost for Florida Officers and you may register with IPTM.

Event Data Recorder Use in Traffic Crash Reconstruction -Level 1” course is being offered June 4-8, 2018 at Broward College/IPS.  This 40 hour course will teach you how to analyze any event data recorder (EDR) data you encounter, regardless of the manufacturer. You will also learn how to analyze the EDR data which has been collected with any imaging tools, including propriety manufacturer tools, as well as from future vehicles not yet released. We will teach you how to use EDR data with roadway evidence calculations to yield a complete reconstruction considering all available evidence.  There is no cost for Florida Officers to attend this class and you may register on line with IPTM.

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