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.  

           2018 - 2019 PDI COURSES

Date of Course   Title of Course Instructor(s):
October 15, 2018   Canine Cover Officer Search Operations SPPD Canine Staff
October 16, 2018   Canine Cover Officer Search Operations SPPD Canine Staff
October 17, 2018   Cops Autism Response Education-Autism Spectrum Disorders For Law Enforcement-Free Class Dawn Brash/Off. Rob Zink
October 17, 2018   Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Training-Free class Purdue Pharma
October 22-23, 2018   Searches & Seizures JP Nixon
October 24-26, 2018   Proactive & Undercover Investigations JP Nixon
November 6, 2018   Police & the Media Steve Linders -Sgt. Ernster
November 7, 2018   Report Writing for Law Enforcement Officer Terry Erdman, SPPD
November 14, 2018   Identity Theft Training Summit for Law Enforcement FBI-LEEDA
November 27, 2018   Advanced Trauma-Informed Interviewing for Law Enforcement -Day 1 for all law enforcement officers Justin Boardman
November 28, 2018   Advanced Trauma-Informed Interviewing for Law Enforcement-Day 2-for officers who work w/in Ramsey County or are on the East Metro Sexual Assault Task Force only!- If you work within Ramsey County or are on the East Metro Sexual Assault Task Force you must also register for Nov 27th as well. Justin Boardman
December 4, 2018   Interview & Interrogation Course Sgt. Jake Peterson
December 10-14, 2018   5 Day i2 Analyst's Notebook Complete Training Course ESVA Inc.
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 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 24-25, 2019   Countering Active Terrorist Cells in the Homeland Bob Dougherty

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.)