Professional Development Institute


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           2018 PDI COURSES

Date of Course   Title of Course Instructor(s):
January 9, 2018   Glock Basic Armorer's Course

Glock Professional, Inc.

January 10, 2018   Background Investigations for Public Safety Sgt. Koch/Officer Miller
February 6, 2018   Cops Autism Response Education-Autism Spectrum Disorders for Law Enforcement- Free class Dawn Brash/Off. Rob Zink
February 8, 2018   Background Investigations for Public Safety Sgt. Koch/Officer Miller
February 12-16, 2018   Basic Under Cover Operations Course SPPD Staff
February 22, 2018   Sovereign Citizens & Militia Extremists Rob Finch
February 27, 2018   Minnesota Data Practices-Criminal Commander Malmgren-SPPD
February 28-Mar 1, 2018   Navigating the Leadership Challenge Virginia Center for Policing Innovation
March 5, 2018   Building Clearing Tactics for Patrol- Brand New Class SPPD Staff
March 7-8, 2018   Team Arrest & Control Tactics (T.A.C.T) SPPD Staff
March 12-13, 2018   Tracking, Trending and Investigation of Police Use of Force-"You can't manage what you don't measure" Kevin Dillon, Larry Schurig
March 14-15, 2018   Overcoming Size Differences for Female Officers Toni Weinbeck
March 19-23, 2018   FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute FBI-LEEDA Instructors
March 27, 2018   Minnesota Data Practices-Criminal Commander Malmgren-SPPD
April 3, 2018   Building Clearing Tactics for Patrol-Brand New Class SPPD Staff
April 9-13, 2018   Response to Resistance & Aggression Instructor Course SPPD Staff
April 16-17, 2018   Basic SWAT Firearm Prep Course (Pre-requisite for SWAT Basic Operator Course) SPPD Staff
April 18, 2018   Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep Class (Pre-requisite for Pistol & Carbine Instructor Course May 14-18) SPPD Range Staff
April 23-24, 2018   Grant Management Class Grant Writing USA
April 23-May 4, 2018   Police Motorcycle Operator Course Officer Arntzen/Officer Campbell
April 30-May 4, 2018   SWAT Basic Operator Course (must attend Basic SWAT prep course April 16-17) SPPD Staff
April 30-May 4, 2018   Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) Off. Terry Erdman, Off. Rich Beard-SPPD
May 7-8, 2018   Pistol Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
May 7-10, 2018   Police Cyclist Course SPPD Staff
May 9-10, 2018   Carbine & Rifle Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
May 14-18, 2018   Pistol & Carbine Instructor Course SPPD Range Staff
May 16, 2018   Smith & Wesson M & P Pistol Armorer Course Smith & Wesson
May 17, 2018   Smith & Wesson M & P Shield Armorer Course Smith & Wesson
May 21-22, 2018   Advanced Pistol Skills for Females-Brand New Class SPPD Range Staff
May 23-24, 2018   Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters & Counter Ambush SPPD Range Staff
May 30-31, 2018   Low Light/Flash Light Firearms Course- Brand New Class SPPD Range Staff
June 4-6, 2018   Elmore AR15, M16, M4 Basic Armorer Course Ken Elmore
June 6-8, 2018   Elmore Advanced AR15, M16, M4 Armorer Course Ken Elmore
June 13-14, 2018   Countering Active Terrorist Cells in the Homeland Bob Dougherty, Retired CIA
June 18-20, 2018   IPMBA Bicycle Response Team Training SPPD Staff
June 27-28, 2018   Arrest & Control Tactics for Female Officers (A.C.T) SPPD Staff
July 11-12, 2018   Warrant Service-Threat Reduction Strategies for Patrol Officers, Supervisors & Investigators SPPD Commander Hazelett
July 16-17, 2018   Exploring the Sexual Offender & Physical Abuser: Understanding the Offender's Personality, Behavior & Typology Scott Johnson
July 18-19, 2018   Aerosol Chemical Weapon Instructor AERKO International
July 30, 2018   Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters John Bostain
July 31, 2018   Decision Making: Foundation of Reasonable Force John Bostain
August 6-7, 2018   Adolescent Mental Health Training for School Resource Officers NASRO
August 8-9, 2018   Geocell-Introduction to Cell Phone Investigations Geocell 
September 10-11, 2018   Pistol Skills for Plain Clothes Assignments SPPD Range Staff
September 17-21, 2018   Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) Off. Terry Erdman, Off. Rich Beard-SPPD
September 26, 2018   Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups Rob Finch
October 17, 2018   Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Training-Free class Purdue Pharma

HR218 SHOOT-for SPPD Retirees only.  Winter 2018 dates for the HR218 shoot are January 16, 2018 and February 13, 2018 at the new Richard Rowan Training Facility, 600 Lafayette Rd N., St. Paul, MN 55130.  Summer HR 218 dates will be June 12, 2018 and July 10, 2018 at the Outdoor Range.


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.

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

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.)