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


Effective Strategies for Law Enforcement When Communicating With People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - March 26, 2015 for $49.00. This workshop is an eight hour course designed to provide law enforcement with an understanding of both communication strategies and their legal responsibilities when communicating with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  The course covers effective communication requirements and strategies for law enforcement for contact, interviews, crimes, arrests, or detention of people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. It also covers Deaf culture and technology used by people with hearing loss for the safety of personnel and the community.

K-9 Detection Training - March 31-April 2, 2015 for $280.      This 3-day training program is for trained detector dogs, handlers, and supervisors of canine detection teams and is designed to facilitate the abilities of canine drug detection teams. Classroom time as well as a series of simulations at off-site locations will allow canine teams to gain hands-on experience and introduce several new areas of effective deployment in various environments.  Each class member will participate in practical exercises with a focus on problem solving in order to improve the efficiency of the canine detection team.

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, April 20-29, 2015

Instructor Techniques Refresher Course, April 30, 2015

CMS Firearms Instructor Course, July 6-10, 2015

CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor Course, September 15-25, 2015

CMS Vehicle Operations Instructor Course, December 7-11, 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