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

Officer Involved Shooting Investigations - Sept. 7-9, 2016 for $275.  This course is intended for those investigators assigned to criminal investigation of Officer Involved Shooting and In-Custody Death cases. The course will go over case studies to include Tennessee v. Garner, Mincey v. Arizona, and Graham v. Connor. The course will offer in-depth instruction on gunshot wounds, preparing for the grand jury, and perceptual distortions.
Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Statement Evaluation: Discovering the Lies - Sept. 8-9, 2016 for $183.77    
This seminar will educate and assist the public safety personnel by providing insight into deception, characteristics of liars, and statement examination for falsity. The application of the study of language in knowledge is vital to the resolution of cases. Deception research, often based on the anxiety created by the interview process, provides understanding to guide the investigator. This seminar focuses on evaluations of statements, often referred to as statement analysis.
Please read: "This class is NOT Trust Fund eligible"

Survivng a Waterborne Encounter - Sept. 8-9, 2016 Trust Funded for Region IX officers until Aug. 8  
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. Officers attending should wear training gear to include training shirt, BDU pants, and work shoes with a swimsuit underneath clothing. Training vests and duty belts will be provided. Officers should pack their lunch, bring plenty of water or sports drink, a towel and change of clothes. Class held at Bill Jacksons Pool.

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 , September 7, 2016

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.

Agency Specific Training fee schedule beginning October 1, 2015

  • Firing Range:  Flat rate fee of $15.00 per person during normal business hours M‐F (8am‐5pm) (No hour minimum, 4 person minimum)
  • Firing Range:  After hour rate, $15.00 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