Professional Development Institute


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:  Credit only for cancellations within 2 weeks. No refunds or credit for no shows.  

           2019 PDI COURSES

Date of Course   Title of Course Instructor(s):
January 8-10, 2019   Vice/Prostitution/Human Trafficking Investigations 101 SPPD Staff
January 16, 2019   Recognizing & Valuing Community Diversity & Implicit Bias Training Dr. Tanya Gladney
January 17, 2019   Railroad Incident Investigations & Response for Law Enforcement-Free Class Kerri Gortmaker
January 28-29, 2019   Geocell-Introduction to Cell Phone Investigations Geocell
January 30-Feb 1, 2019   Geocell-Advanced Cell Phone Investigations Geocell
February 12-14, 2019   Digital Video Evidence Recovery RESVID
February 27, 2019   Background Investigations for Public Safety Sgt. Justin Miller
March 6-7, 2019   Warrant Service-Threat Reduction Strategies for Patrol Officers, Supervisors and Investigations Commander Brad Hazelett
March 18-19, 2019   Searches & Seizures JP Nixon
March 20, 2019   Warrant & Affidavit Writing JP Nixon
March 21, 2019   Money Laundering JP Nixon
March 26, 2019   Sovereign Citizens & Militia Extremists Rob Finch
March 27, 2019   Minnesota Data Practices-Criminal  Commander Malmgren
April 10, 2019   Dynamic Encounters for the 21st Century SPPD Staff
April 15-19, 2019   Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) Terry Erdman
April 15-16, 2019   Basic SWAT Firearms Prep Course- Mandatory Pre-requisite for Basic SWAT Operator Course SPPD SWAT
April 17, 2019   Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep Course-Mandatory Pre-requisite for the Pistol & Carbine Instructor Course SPPD Range Staff
April 24-25, 2019   Countering Active Terrorist Cells in the Homeland-CANCELLED Bob Dougherty-Retired CIA
April 29-May 3, 2019   Basic SWAT Operator Course-Must take the Basic SWAT Firearms Prep Course listed above SPPD SWAT
May 6-10, 2019   Pistol & Carbine Instructor Course- Must take the Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep course listed above SPPD Range Staff
May 13-14, 2019   Basic Pistol Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
May 13-16, 2019   Police Cyclist Course SPPD Staff
May 20-21, 2019   Grant Management Class Grant Writing USA
May 22, 2019   Building a Foundation of Trust in the Community-Brand New Class Dale Carnegie
June 3-4, 2019   Carbine-Rifle Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
June 6, 2019   Resiliency P.O.W.E.R. Program Part I & Part II-Brand New Class Holly Brodt
June 10-11, 2019   Investigative Interviewing-Brand New Class Bill Vincent-Retired FBI
June 12-13, 2019   Team Arrest & Control Tactics-(T.A.C.T.)-CANCELLED SPPD Training Staff
June 25, 2019   GLOCK Basic Armorer's Course  GLOCK Instructor
June 25, 2019   Violent Criminal Apprehension Program-Vi-CAP Database Training Jordan Kennedy, FBI Vi-CAP
June 26-27, 2019   Arrest & Control Tactics for Female Officers SPPD Training Staff
July 10-11, 2019   AERKO Aerosol Chemical Weapon Instructor AERKO International
July 16, 2019   Uber Law Enforcement Training-Free Donal McCarthy
July 23-24, 2019   Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters SPPD Range Staff
July 29-30, 2019   Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs-FREE Chris Schaefer/Doug Pearson
August 5, 2019   Not by Chance: Creating Great Culture through Intentional Leadership John Robison-Command Presence
August 6, 2019   The Transformational Trainer Dennis Valone-Command Presence
August 19-20, 2019   Grant Writing Class Grant Writing USA
August 21, 2019   School Resource Officer Active Shooter Response SPPD SWAT 
August 27-28, 2019   Advanced Identity Theft Training-FREE FBI LEEDA
September 4-5, 2019   Advanced Pistol Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
September 9-11, 2019   IPMBA Bicycle Response Team Training Sgt. Jason Bain, SPPD Instructors
September 10, 2019   Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups Rob Finch
September 12, 2019   Low Light-Flash Light Course SPPD Range Staff
September 16-20, 2019   Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) Terry Erdman
October 7, 2019   Recognizing & Valuing Community Diversity & Conflict Management Dr. Tanya Gladney
October 8, 2019   Police & the Media Steve Linders, Sgt. Mike Ernster
October 9-10, 2019   Countering Active Terrorist Cells in the Homeland Bob Dougherty-Retired CIA
October 17, 2019   Report Writing for Law Enforcement Terry Erdman
October 22-24, 2019   Forensic Statement Analysis-FREE Gary Aschenbach
October 28, 2019   Breach Point: Personal & Professional Breakthroughs in Law Enforcement Kent Williams
October 30, 2019   Minnesota Data Practices-Criminal Commander Malmgren
November 4-5, 2019   Proactive & Undercover Investigations JP Nixon
November 6-7, 2019   Searches & Seizures JP Nixon
November 8, 2019   Warrants & Affidavit Writing JP Nixon
November 13-14, 2019   Force Science Institute-Realistic De-Escalation Course Chris Butler/John Azar-Dickens
December 3-5, 2019   Inside the Tape- Homicide Investigation & Crime Scene Management Training David Newman
December 17, 2019   Interview & Interrogation Course Sgt. Jake Peterson
December 18-19, 2019   Exploring the Sexual Offender & Violent Offender: Understanding the Personality, Behavior, Typology Scott Johnson 

HR218 SHOOT-for SPPD Retirees only.  Winter 2019 dates for the HR218 shoot are January 15, 2019 and February 5, 2019 at the new Richard Rowan Training Facility, 600 Lafayette Rd N., St. Paul, MN 55130.  Summer HR 218 dates will be June 5, 2019 and July 8, 2019 at the Outdoor Range.


SPPD - Credit only for cancellations w/in 2 weeks. No refunds or credit for No Shows.

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.

L.O.C.K.U.P. - Full refund if more than 30 days prior to class. Full credit toward another L.O.C.K.U.P. course if w/in 30 days. No refunds for No Shows or cancellations made w/in 3 weeks of course.

Specialized Armament (K. Elmore) - No cancellations within 30 days of course date.

Any credit owed/obtained can only be applied toward a class from the same company (For example, cancellation on a SPPD course will result in a credit for another SPPD course only, it cannot be applied toward CalibrePress, LOCKUP, etc.)