SPPD'S Professional Development Institute provides quality, affordable courses that have been rated excellent by active police and correction officers! 

Please note our cancellation policy:  No refunds or credit for no shows. Registered attendees who fail to show for a PDI billed class and who do not provide notice of such intent 24 hours prior to the start of class will be billed / invoiced for full class tuition. Refer to individual course cancellation policies for outside entities as they may differ. 

           2019 and ANNOUNCING the 2020 PDI COURSES!!

Date of Course   Title of Course Instructor(s):
    2020 PDI COURSES  
January 17, 2020   Hotel Interdiction and Consensual Encounters by MTS   **BRAND NEW CLASS!!** Sgt. Cullan McHarg and Det. Tom Maloney
January 23 and 24, 2020   Grant Management Class Grants USA
January 28 and 29, 2020   Strategic, Tactical and Resilient Interdiction of Violent Extremism (STRIVE) by VCPI **BRAND NEW CLASS BY POPULAR DEMAND!!** VCPI
February 3 - May 28, 2020   K9 Basic and Detector School SPPD K9 Staff
February 5, 2020   Low Light-Flash Light Course SPPD Range Staff
February 10 and 11, 2020   Pistol Skills Development for the Female Shooter SPPD Range Staff
February 24 through 27, 2020   Peer Support and Peer Counseling Program Development **BRAND NEW COURSE with EXCELLENT REVIEWS!!** Tim Rutledge; RCTA
March 10, 2020   Decision Making and Foundations of Reasonable Force **HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!** Dennis Valone - Command Presence
March 11, 2020   Designing Effective Training Programs   **A MUST for TRAINING STAFF!!** Mike Warren - Command Presence
March 11, 2020   Patrol Response to Suspicious Death Scene  BRAND NEW! David Newman
March 12, 2020   Suicide, Equivocal and SIDS Death Scene Response and Management  BRAND NEW! David Newman
March 23-27, 2020   Internal Affairs; Conducting Proper and Effective Investigations by Daigle Law Firm  CANCELED Eric Daigle Law Firm
March 30 and 31, 2020   Grant Writing Class CANCELED Grant Wrting USA
March 30 and 31, 2020   Proactive & Undercover Investigations  CANCELED JP Nixon
April 1 and 2, 2020   Searches and Seizures     CANCELED JP Nixon
April 3, 2020   Warrants and Affidavits Writing     CANCELED JP Nixon
April 6, 2020   Basic SWAT Firearms Prep Course  CANCELED SPPD SWAT Staff
April 9, 2020   Smith and Wesson M&P Armorer Course CANCELED Ken Paradise
April 13 and 14, 2020   Carbine-Rifle Skills for Female Officers CANCELED SPPD Range Staff
April 15 and 16, 2020   Current Domestic Terrorism Threats CANCELED Bob Dougherty
April 20 and 21, 2020   Intermediate Pistol and Rifle Skill Building CANCELED SPPD Range Staff
April 20 through 24, 2020   Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) CANCELED Terry Erdman (SPPD ret)
April 21 and 22, 2020   Digital Video Processing Techniques  CANCELED ResVid
April 23 and 24, 2020   Video Software Handling; Intro to FFmpeg  CANCELED ResVid
April 28 through May 1, 2020   Social Media, Open-Source and Cyber Crimes Investigations  CANCELED Michael Gordon
April 29, 2020   Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep Course  CANCELED SPPD Range Staff
May 4 through 8, 2020   Basic SWAT Operator Course CANCELED SPPD SWAT staff
May 11 - 14, 2020   Police Cyclist Course CANCELED SPPD
May 18 and 19, 2020   The Adaptive FTO   CANCELED Thomas Dworak - The Virtus Group
June 8 through 12, 2020   Pistol & Carbine Instructor CourseMust take the Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep course listed above CANCELED SPPD Range Staff
June 16, 2020   GLOCK basic Armorer Course CANCELED Glock Staff
July 8 and 9, 2020   Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters CANCELED SPPD Range Staff
July 22 and 23, 2020   AERKO Aerosol Chemical Weapon Instructor CANCELED AERKO staff
August 3 and 4, 2020   Geocell - Introduction to Cell Phone Investigations  CANCELED Geocell
August 5 through 7, 2020   Geocell - Advanced Cell Phone Investigations  CANCELED Geocell
August 17-18, 2020   Tactical Pistol; Responding to the Active Threat CANCELED Louka Tactical
August 19, 2020   Edged Weapon Dynamics and Pistol Transitions CANCELED Diana Rathborne; Louka Tactical
September 9, 2020   Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups CANCELED Rob Finch
September 14 through 18, 2020   Media and Public Relations Preparation  by FBI - LEEDA  **BRAND NEW!!** CANCELED FBI - LEEDA
September 22 and 23, 2020   Advanced Pistol Skills for Female Officers CANCELED SPPD Range Staff
September 22, 2020   Women's Leadership Conference CANCELED SPPD
October 5-9 and 12-16, 2020   Southern Police Institute - Homicide Investigation Course  CANCELED Southern Police Institute
October 6 and 7, 2020   Video Examinations for the Police Investigator  **BRAND NEW by the leading expert in the Country!** CANCELED Grant Fredericks; Forensic Video Solutions
October 21, 2020   ORGANIZED AUDREY - 3 Classes in 1 Entangled in Email, Getting Organized with Outlook and Passport to Productivity CANCELED Audrey Thomas
November 10 through 12, 2020   Inside the Tape- Homicide Investigation & Crime Scene Management Training CANCELED David Newman
November 17, 2020   GLOCK Basic Armorer   CANCELED Glock Staff
November 18 and 19, 2020   GLOCK Advanced Armorer   CANCELED Glock Staff
November 30 through Dec 4, 2020   Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations by FBI-LEEDA CANCELED FBI-LEEDA Staff


SPPD - No refunds or credit for No Shows. No shows who do not provide notice of such 24 hours or more prior to the class start will be invoiced the full tuition amount.

AERKO - Full refund outside of 2 weeks prior to class. 50% refund for cancellations within 2 weeks of class.

​Inside the Tape (D. Newman) - Credit offered for cancellations more than 5 days ahead of class date. No refund for cancellations/no shows w/in 5 days.