Professional Development Institute


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We apologize for the delay in releasing our 2017 PDI Course calendar. Please scroll down to view our 2017 courses. Many of our courses will be finalized with registration links added by December 16, 2017. Thank you for your patience and continued support of the SPPD PDI. 

The St. Paul Police Department is in the process of developing a new training facility. As such, the 2017 PDI calendar will offer fewer courses until construction is complete. 




Date of Course Title of Course Instructor(s):
February 14, 2017 Sovereign Citizens and Militia Extremists  Det. Rob Finch
February 22, 2017 Police & the Press: A Survival Guide for Working with the News Media Andy Skoogman
March 6, 2017 Basic K9 Handler Certification SPPD K-9 Training Staff
March 7-8, 2017 Grant Management GrantWriting USA
March 29-30, 2017 Tactical Team Combatives SPPD Staff
April 3-5, 2017 Vice/Prostitution/Human Trafficking Investigations 101 SPPD Vice/Narcotics Staff
April 4, 2017 Report Writing for Law Enforcement Officer T. Erdman (SPPD)
April 5, 2017 Background Investigations for Public Safety Officer J. Miller (SPPD)
    Sergeant C. Koch (SPPD)
April 17-18, 2017 Basic SWAT Operator Firearms Prep (**Pre-requisite for Basic SWAT Operator course) SPPD SWAT Team Training Staff
April 24-May 5, 2017 Police Motorcycle Operator SPPD Motor Unit Training Staff
May 1-5, 2017 Basic SWAT Operator SPPD SWAT Team Training Staff
May 8-11, 2017 Police Cyclist Officer J. Bain (SPPD)
    Officer T. Holte (SPPD)
May 10-11, 2017 Team Arrest and Control Tactics (T.A.C.T.) SPPD Staff
June 12-13, 2017 Pistol Skills for Female Officers SPPD Range Staff
June 14-15, 2017 Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters and Counter-Ambush-RESCHEDULED  SPPD Range Staff
June 19-23, 2017 NASRO: Basic SRO  NASRO Organization
June 20, 2017 Pistol & Carbine Instructor Prep (*Pre-requisite for Pistol & Carbine Instructor course) SPPD Range Staff
June 21-22, 2017 Pistol Skills for Plain Clothes Assignments SPPD Range Staff
June 21-22, 2017 Tactical Team Combatives-RESCHEDULED SPPD Staff
June 26-30, 2017 Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOIC)-RESCHEDULED Officer Terry Erdman, SPPD
    Officer Rich Beard, SPPD
July 10-14, 2017 Pistol & Carbine Instructor  SPPD Range Staff
July 18-19, 2017 Aerosol Chemical Weapon Instructor AERKO, International
July 26-27, 2017 Arrest and Control Tactics (A.C.T.) for Female Officers SPPD Staff
July 31-August 1, 2017 Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters and Counter Ambush

SPPD Range Staff

August 2-3, 2017 Carbine/Rifle Skills for Female Officers  SPPD Range Staff
August 28-30, 2017 Elmore AR15 Basic Armorer Ken Elmore
August 29-30, 2017 ITTS -Intermediate Pistol Course Scott Reitz
August 30-Sept 1, 2017 Elmore AR15 Advanced Armorer Ken Elmore
Sep 13-14, 2017 Tactical Team Combatives SPPD Staff
Sep 14-15, 2017 Grant Writing Workshop GrantWriting USA
Sep 18-19, 2017 Warrant Service/Threat Reduction Strategies for Patrol Officers, Supervisors and Investigators SPPD Staff
Sep 18-19, 2017 Crowd Management (MFF) SPPD Staff
Sep 20, 2017 Crowd Management for Command Level Personnel SPPD Staff
Sep 20-21, 2017 Warrant Service/Threat Reduction Strategies for Patrol Officers, Supervisors and Investigators SPPD Staff
Sep 25-29, 2017 Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC) Off. Terry Erdman/Off. Rich Beard, SPPD
November 2, 2017 Domestic Terrorism & Extremist Groups Rob Finch
November 15, 2017 Report Writing for Law Enforcement Off. T. Erdman (SPPD)

Also coming in 2017...

- Basic School Resource Officer (SRO) Certification - NASRO

- Basic Undercover Operations 

- Intelligence Based Scouting


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) - Full refund outside of 30 days prior to class. Credit only w/in 30 days of class.

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.)