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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.
September 2018
October 2018

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 is hosting a two day “Courtroom Testimony - Focus:  Introduction of Crime Scene Evidence in a Courtroom” class on October 18-19,2018.  This course will teach the basic rules of evidence for the introduction of crime scene evidence in a courtroom.  Students will learn the proper foundations that are necessary to admit a piece of evidence and the required proof regarding chain of custody, how to prepare themselves to answer prosecutorial direct examination questions, and defend his/her process during defense cross-examination.  Participants will prepare documents based upon a mock crime scene and take the witness stand using learned techniques during questioning.  This course will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the cost is $250 per person.  Registration please contact

The Institute of Public Safety is hosting the second session of the "Public Safety Leadership Academy."  The Public Safety Leadership Academy was created to meet the need for formal training for leaders and emerging leaders in law enforcement, fire, emergency management and corrections.

This 4-week intensive program is designed exclusively for first-line supervisors and those looking to become first-line supervisors.  The academy will be held at the Institute of Public Safety on the following dates:

October 15-19, 2018
November 26-30, 2018
December 10-14, 2018
January 14-18, 2019

The cost for this 4-week course is $1,500 per person.  Please register using the Broward College Training Registration and Authorization form.  For additional information, you can contact Tammy Snoddy, Coordinator of Public Safety Programs at 954-201-6839 or

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office is hosting a two-day course “Confronting the Toxic Officer:  Making Discipline Stick®" on October 4-5, 2018 at the PBSO Training Facility.  This course will look at a common problem in agencies throughout the country: a small but distinct element in the workforce that generates the overwhelming majority of stress for fellow officers and supervisors. These are an agency’s toxic employees who can be such a distraction from the agency mission that supervisors and other employees seem to spend more time dealing with internal issues than they spend actually serving and protecting the public.  The cost for this course if $390 per person and you may register with Dolan Consulting Group.

Training Force USA is offering a one day class “Courtroom Karate – Approach Your Next Trial with Confidence” on October 10, 2018.  In this class, you will learn the skills you need to defend yourself and your case in the Courtroom.  This training will teach you to learn how to recognize and counter Defense Attorney tricks and tactics, improve your ability to communicate to the jury, develop skills that will improve your memory retention and report writing and increase your understanding of what your prosecutor wants so you can eliminate requests for further and further investigation.  The class will be held at Broward College/IPS.

This class was developed by Gerald Ladwig and Michael Carpenter, both experts in criminal law having over 50 years of combined experience ranging from Defense Attorney, Police, Prosecution, Magistrate and Judge.  Between the two of them they have served in virtually every role of criminal law.

This cost of this course is $199 per person and you may register on line at

The Hollywood Police Department is hosting a 4 day “Less Lethal Instructor Course” on October 23-26, 2018.  The course is being held at the Hollywood Police Department, 3250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL.  For additional information please contact Lauren at Safariland Group 800-347-1200 Opt Training or via e-mail at

Eye to Eye Consultants is presenting a one day class “Negotiations:  De-escalation and Changing the Mindset” on November 1, 2018 at Broward College/IPS.  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 student.  To register please mail the registration form to Eye to Eye Consultants, PO Box 540444, Lake Worth, FL 33454.

The Plantation Police Department is hosting a one day “Dispatch Response to Active Shooter” course on November 8, 2018.  The course is designed specifically to address the critical problems faced by dispatchers and 911 operators during an Active Shooter Incident (ASI).  The cost of the course is $75 per person.  For additional information please visit Survival Response, LLC.

The Miami Beach Police Department is hosting the 3 -day WZ Seminar on "Criminal Interview & Interrogation Techniques" on November 27-29, 2018.  This course is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the interview and interrogation process for the professional investigator. This training course offers a broad range of cutting-edge methods and proprietary tools to conduct more effective interviews and interrogations, resulting in identifying the truth more efficiently and with less resistance. Using actual investigations this course offers a diverse collection of case studies to provide strategic tactics to establish guilt, substantiate confessions and prosecute the offenders. 

The Miami Beach Police Department is hosting the 1-day WZ "Advanced Workshop on Interview & Interrogation Techniques" on November 30, 2018.  This class utilizes practical exercises, new concepts/techniques and psychological principles to enhance the law enforcement officer’s ability to obtain legally acceptable confessions and to tailor their criminal interviews for maximum advantage. The purpose of the course is to offer participants, who have attended a basic introductory interview and interrogation course, with an opportunity to practice techniques in a workshop environment. This interactive workshop allows participants to work through actual case studies applying techniques taught by the instructor in real-world situations.

To register for these classes please contact Wicklander-Zulawski & Associated, Inc.

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.

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