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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Upcoming training for Law Enforcement

Field Training Officer - August 21-25, 2017 for $398 This course is part of FDLE’s CJSTC Advanced Training salary incentive program is designed to enhance an officer’s knowledge, skills, and abilities for job performance. 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 FTO. It is not intended for the veteran FTO.
Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Fair and Impartial Policing-Patrol Officer Training - July 21, 2017 Trust Funded for Region IX until July 7.    The course is designed for first line supervisors.  The focus of the course is to demonstrate how first line supervisors can develop the ability to inspire greater productivity and performance from those they supervise and to do so by following accepted leadership practices.  

Line Supervision - Aug. 21-Sept. 1, 2017 Trust Funded for Region IX officers until Aug. 7. This course is part of the CJSTC Advanced Training Program. The course will provide new line supervisors with the basic supervisory skills needed to function in a criminal justice agency. The course will ensure that the core values, mission, and goals of the department are being met to the highest standard while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and agency rules and regulations.

Surviving a Waterborne Encounter - September 21-22, 2017 now $165 At Bill Jackson's Pool  If you end up in the water by being pushed, on accident, or by choice do you know what to do? What is the best decision?  Swimming away from the threat, using deadly force, or some other option? Don’t wait for it happen to you before you figure it out. You work in an area surrounded by a lot water; natural and man-made.  This training will expose you to real life scenarios and your best options depending on the situation. Officers attending will become familiar with lifesaving skills and officer survival in water.    All skill levels welcome. Watch our class video here.
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.

Instructor Techniques Refresher, August 24, 2017

CMS Firearms Instructor CJSTC#801- October 2-6, 2017 Trust Funded for Region IX officers until Sept. 22   
Instructor Techniques is a 64-hour FDLE course that is designed to expose a student to the role, responsibility and the skills needed to facilitate and or instructor a course of discipline. Those attending will be required to participate in speeches and classroom presentations.  Students will be required to develop a lesson plan and to present on that plan.  There is an attendance policy and those attending will be required to pass a written exam by a minimum of 85%.  

CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor CJSTC#802- August 7-18, 2017 for $650.00  
The goal of the CMS Defensive Tactics Instructor Course is to train new instructors to teach the CMS Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics course in the Florida CMS Basic Recruit Training Program. Upon completion of this course, instructor students will be eligible for certification by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission as a high-liability instructor qualified to teach Defensive Tactics.
Eligibility Requirements:  Students must be a certified general instructor or in the process of obtaining this certification and have 3 years’ experience as a certified criminal justice officer/deputy or 3 years’ experience in defensive tactics.  Students will be required to pass written examination with minimum 85% and demonstrate proficiencies.     Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

We also offer these other public classes.

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

Retiree HR218 Firearms Qualification offered to Florida Residents the first Friday of the month at our indoor range for $78 to shoot one weapon, $95 to shoot two weapons. Read class description.

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.

Agency Specific Training NEW FEE schedule beginning July 1, 2017

  • Firing Range:  Flat rate fee of $25.00 per person during normal business hours M‐F (8am‐5pm) (No hour minimum, 4 person minimum)
  • Firing Range:  After hour rate, $25.00 per person plus $31.78 per hour (5pm‐10pm)
  • Driving Range:  $10.00 per hour per person, 1 hour minimum, 4 person minimum 
  • Shoot House:  $10.00 per hour per person, 1 hour minimum, 4 person minimum
  • Defensive Tactics Mat room:  $10.00 per hour per person, 1 hour minimum, 4 person minimum-must pay for a minimum of 4 students 
  • Driving Pad Cone set up:  $50.00

View the full pricing and 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