In-Service Specialized and Advanced Training Programs

Who We Are

The Public Safety in-Service Program, operating under the Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) as of January 2013, offers continuing education and career development advanced/specialized training for public safety practitioners and the communities they serve.

Criminal Justice In-Service Programs

The program also manages the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commissions's (CJSTC) Trust Fund budget for Region IX. This budget allows law enforcment agencies the ability to send their local, active law enforcement professionals to crucial, high demand specialized training at no cost.

All courses offered are approved by the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission and may be applied to fulfill mandatory retraining requirements.

Instructors who teach career development training are chosen based on subject matter expertise, advanced knowledge and experience in specialized areas.

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Registration and Hotel information

Upcoming training for Law Enforcement

Autism: Recognition and Practical Applications for First Responders and Criminal Justice Professionals - October 14, 2014 for $77. Whether you are new to this career field or nearing retirement, there is a near certainty that you will interact with someone with autism during your daily duties. Autism today is growing at an alarming rate. Every day we see news stories about research, treatment, educational programs, or incidents involving individuals within the autism spectrum. When those stories include first responders, the stories don’t often end well. There are very few training programs addressing interaction with this type of developmental disability although it is the fastest growing childhood diagnosis with no cure. Recent CDC diagnosis rates are 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 males and 1 in 189 females).

Autism When you combine all these factors along with the fact that 40% of all individuals with autism never develop fluent speaking skills, how can you afford not to take this opportunity to receive vital training in this area?


Strategies for Off-Duty Encounters -October 16-17, 2014 for $199. This 18 hour course is designed for all sworn police officers, state attorneys, corrections officers, and sworn command staff members who carry off-duty firearms. The course is lecture and scenario based and is designed to better prepare the attendee for an off-duty encounter.

Line Supervision - Oct. 20-24 and Nov. 17-21, 2014 for $726. This course will help prepare a new supervisor for the skills required within a law enforcement agency. The FDLE Line supervision course is a salary incentive 80 hour course which covers a significant amount of information that will prepare an officer for the role of corporal or sergeant.

Target the Entire Gang- October 28-30, 2014 for $315. This course will provide experienced investigators, prosecutors, probation and corrections personnel with the investigative and prosecution techniques and strategies to target, indict, and convict entire criminal street gangs. Your most violent street gangs really are the easiest to eliminate from your community because of the criminal paper trail that already exists, coupled with pro-active measures.

Our Instructor Courses prepare you to be an CJSTC certified General and/or High Liability instructor.
Join us as we offer FDLE course curriculum and proficiency testing to advance your career.

CMS Firearms Instructor Course, September 22-26, 2014

Instructor Techniques Course, December 8-17, 2014

CMS Vehicle Operations Instructor Course, December 15-19, 2014

We also offer these other public classes.

Retired Officers qualification classes for H.R. 218 at SPC indoor Range

Service of Non-Enforceable Judicial Process Basic and Refresher classes.

Basic Driver Improvement Online Course If you just received a traffic ticket for a moving violation or were ordered to take a TCAC class, you can keep points off your driving record and prevent an increase in your auto insurance premium by taking the four-hour course online at Ticket School Online.
Take the course online at Ticket School Online for a fee of $35.


SEPSI Policy regarding Agency reservations for Advanced Specialized Training

The Southeastern Public Safety Institute allows agencies to reserve seating in training classes in advance of the training. Frequently, agencies fail to send their personnel to the training and fail to cancel the seats in a timely manner. This situation creates two problems:
1) Where there is a waiting list for training, the reserved seats go unused; and
2) when enrollment falls below the anticipated minimum number of students needed to pay for the training, this causes a financial loss to St. Petersburg College.
SEPSI In-service Training Advisory Committee voted unanimously to approve allowing SEPSI In-service Program to warn in writing, or charge agencies that failed to either use reserved seating or cancel the reserved seating in a timely manner (16 days prior). View the full policy here.

How to Reach Us

Public Safety Training Manager
Terry Byrd
(727) 341-4513

St. Petersburg College
Allstate Center
3200 34th St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711