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


Collaboration Works: Inclusion in the Disaster Preparedness Cycle - Online and Ongoing for $19.95. Emergency managers and emergency responders traditionally have had difficulty working and communicating with people with access and functional needs including people with disabilities. This problem exists in all phases of emergencies and disasters. These challenges can be overcome by including people with access and functional needs within each community throughout the disaster preparedness cycle. Working together in this process will help achieve inclusive emergency and disaster planning and allow for "Planning for the Whole Community."

This course has numerous videos and interactions to help explain the goals. The purpose of this course is to encourage people with an emergency management role AND members of the access and functional needs communities to ask questions about their community.

Field Training Officer - December 1-5, 2014 for $480. The curriculum for this course was designed from the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Goal and Objective # 051. Through interpersonal communication, learning instruction and other techniques, the student will learn to recognize and apply job survival skills to the newly appointed trainee. This seminar is specifically designed for the newly appointed or aspiring Field Training Officer. It is not intended for the longtime veteran FTO.

Bloodstain Basics - January 15, 2014 for $99. Bloodstain Basics is designed to provide an officer, detective and or a new crime scene technician with practical knowledge of bloodstains analysis. Understanding bloodstain patterns is essential in piecing together a criminal investigation. The training provides a distinctive perspective on bloodstains left at crime scenes and the importance of accurate interpretations in criminal investigations. SPC Associate Professor is the instructor for this specialized class. Mr. Brumfield has instructed nationally and internationally and is a recognized expert witness in the field of forensics.

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.

Instructor Techniques Course, December 8-17, 2014

Instructor Techniques Refresher Course, December 18, 2014

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

Canine Team Training Instructor Course, January 5-16, 2015 Trust Funded for Region IX Officers

CMS Firearms Instructor Course, July 6-10, 2015

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