In-Service Specialized and Advanced Training Programs

Who We Are

The Public Safety In-Service Program, operating under the Southeastern Public Safety Institute (SEPSI), 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 enforcement 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


Combat Thinking for Law Enforcement - Sept. 18, 2015 for $149.  This is a unique, highly informative seminar for officers filled with a variety of exciting topics that enlightens and provides law enforcers with tools to enhance their own survival skills and increase overall awareness in their job duties. This comprehensive training focuses on techniques designed to increase officer safety and overall attentiveness. Combat thinking is a way of superior training utilizing mental preparation to distinguish and evaluate threats against police.
Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Surviving a Waterborne Encounter - November 19-20, 2015 for $239.     Watch our class video here on the ways we can show you to keep yourself safe: spcollege.edu/waterborne.htm 
The objective of this course is to demonstrate survival skills, especially for law enforcement officers working in an area surrounded by water. There is a small student to instructor ratio, so that every officer regardless of skill level will benefit from this training. Officers attending will become familiar with lifesaving skills.
Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

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 Defensive Tactics Instructor Course, September 15-25, 2015

Vehicle Operations Instructor Course, December 7-11, 2015

Instructor Techniques Refresher Course, December 3, 2015

We also offer these other public classes.

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 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
Michael DiBuono
(727) 614-7026

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