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:  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  **One of the highest recommended courses in the country for IA** Eric Daigle Law Firm
March 25, 2020   Sovereign Citizens and Anti-Government Investigations Rob Finch
March 30 and 31, 2020   Grant Writing Class Grant Wrting USA
March 30 and 31, 2020   Proactive & Undercover Investigations  BACK by popular demand!! JP Nixon
April 1 and 2, 2020   Searches and Seizures     BACK by popular demand!! JP Nixon
April 3, 2020   Warrants and Affidavits Writing     BACK by popular demand!! JP Nixon
April 6, 2020   Basic SWAT Firearms Prep Course  **Mandatory Pre-requisite for Basic SWAT Operator Course** SPPD SWAT Staff
April 9, 2020   Smith and Wesson M&P Armorer Course Ken Paradise
April 13 and 14, 2020   Carbine-Rifle Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
April 15 and 16, 2020   Current Domestic Terrorism Threats Bob Dougherty
April 20 and 21, 2020   Intermediate Pistol and Rifle Skill Building SPPD Range Staff
April 20 through 24, 2020   Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) Terry Erdman (SPPD ret)
April 21 and 22, 2020   Digital Video Processing Techniques  Brand NEW course on handling video ResVid
April 23 and 24, 2020   Video Software Handling; Intro to FFmpeg  A MUST for anyone analyzing and handling video evidence! ResVid
April 28-30, 2020   Social Media, Open-Source and Cyber Crimes Investigations     Michael Gordon
April 29, 2020   Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep Course  **Mandatory Pre-requisite for the Pistol & Carbine Instructor Course** SPPD Range Staff
May 4 through 8, 2020   Basic SWAT Operator CourseMust take the Basic SWAT Firearms Prep Course listed above SPPD SWAT staff
May 11 - 14, 2020   Police Cyclist Course SPPD
May 18 and 19, 2020   The Adaptive FTO   **BRAND NEW course for FTO's** Thomas Dworak - The Virtus Group
June 8 through 12, 2020   Pistol & Carbine Instructor CourseMust take the Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep course listed above SPPD Range Staff
June 16, 2020   GLOCK basic Armorer Course Glock Staff
July 8 and 9, 2020   Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters SPPD Range Staff
July 22 and 23, 2020   AERKO Aerosol Chemical Weapon Instructor AERKO staff
August 3 and 4, 2020   Geocell - Introduction to Cell Phone Investigations  REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Geocell
August 5 through 7, 2020   Geocell - Advanced Cell Phone Investigations  REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Geocell
August 10 through 14, 2020   Police Wellness Instructor Certification 5-day **A FIRST OF ITS KIND in Minnesota by LouKa Tactical**   Kathy Vonk and LouAnn Hamblin; LouKa Tactical
August 17-18, 2020   Tactical Pistol; Responding to the Active Threat - Registration Coming Soon Louka Tactical
August 19, 2020   Edged Weapon Dynamics and Pistol Transitions   BRAND NEW CLASS - REGISTRATION COMING SOON! Diana Rathborne; Louka Tactical
August 24-25   Close Quarter Pistol for Female Shooters - Registration Coming Soon Louka Tactical
August 25 through 27, 2020   Social Media, Open-Source and Cyber Crimes Investigations     Michael Gordon
September 9, 2020   Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups Rob Finch
September 14 through 18, 2020   Media and Public Relations Preparation  by FBI - LEEDA  **BRAND NEW!!** FBI - LEEDA
September 22 and 23, 2020   Advanced Pistol Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
October 6 and 7, 2020   Video Examinations for the Police Investigator  **BRAND NEW by the leading expert in the Country!**  Grant Fredericks; Forensic Video Solutions
November 10 through 12, 2020   Inside the Tape- Homicide Investigation & Crime Scene Management Training David Newman
November 17, 2020   GLOCK Basic Armorer    Glock Staff
November 18 and 19, 2020   GLOCK Advanced Armorer    Glock Staff
November 30 through Dec 4, 2020   Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations by FBI-LEEDA 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.