Course Schedules

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy provides courses in the Criminal Justice and, Firefighting, disciplines. Please use the links below to select the desired schedule.

Criminal Justice Advanced & Specialized Classes

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Courses

Advanced Investigative Interviewing
Legal issues - Miranda- How to conduct all investigations. How to build Rapport, Detecting Lies, Preparing for court, Neuron-linguistics Programming, Roll plays.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 28
Investigation and Supervision of Officer-Involved Deadly Force Incidents
This course was designed as an overview of officer-involved shooting/in custody death investigation for the officer, lead investigator and supervisor. The course will provide an understanding of the legal, investigative, and evidentiary aspects of the investigation and supervision of officer-involved shootings.
Course Type: Salary Incentive
Class Dates: Apr 24 - Apr 28
Criminal Law #021
To refresh and update the officer's basic skills and knowledge in Criminal Law, and to expand these skills and knowledge into more advanced and specialized areas of Criminal Law.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 1 - May 5
Expandable Baton Instructor (All Baton Platforms)
Advanced Expandable Baton Instructor/ Re-Certification Course for All Baton Platforms.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 3 - May 4
Stress Management Techniques #050
To teach Law Enforcement Officers how to recognize and deal effectively with stress.
Course Type: Salary Incentive
Class Dates: May 8 - May 12
General Instructor Refresher #1115
This class is required when renewing your instructors certifications with FDLE, if you have let your teaching certificate lapse.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 10 - May 10
FL General Instructor Techniques #1186
To introduce the student to the role, responsibilities, skills, knowledge, and expectations of a successful instructor and to enhance the student's facilitation and instructional abilities.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 15 - May 24
Sex, Lies, and Cell Phones complete Investigation through trial testimony in Federal and State Court
Many cases of child exploitation involve both federal and local investigation agencies, multiple legal issues and prosecuting agencies. Each agency has very distinct levels of expertise and conversely limitations on their abilities. We would like to present a case from beginning to end that involved civilians, 3 local agencies and federal investigative agencies, prosecution in both State and Federal Court, 2 defendants, a very young child victim and child pornography on an electronic device. Detective Enterline worked the case from beginning to the end and I was one of the many prosecutors that became involved with the cases well past sentencing. When a crime involves computer/forensic issues there is certain protocol that should be followed as to how to preserve the data prior to forensic examination, especially as it relates to child pornography and where there appears to be a live victim still at risk and unidentified. The legal issues as to the retention of evidence and the search warrant affidavit criteria become critical and require communication by all agencies involved from the beginning. The class participants’ would actually work the case from the beginning with the guidance of Detective Patricia Enterline and ASA Francine Donnorummo. The last portion of the program would be preparing the participants to testify in both Motions to Suppress the Evidence and as well as trial.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 15 - May 19
Physical Fitness Instructor Course
To provide a general understanding of the necessary components and information to develop a physical fitness training program and facilitate and implement the program in a safe and effective manner.
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 22 - May 25
Patrol Rifle
This course is designed for the end user or operator of a patrol rifle in a patrol setting. Students will learn operation of an AR rifle platform and become proficient in nomenclature, marksmanship fundamentals, shooting positions, shot placement, malfunction clearance, reloads, and night fire. Non AR platform weapons at the discretion of instructor. Material Required: Patrol Rifle, and Knee/Elbow pads
Course Type: Mandatory Retraining
Class Dates: May 22 - May 23
Advanced Report Writing #068
Assist officers with advanced report writing techniques to improve their quality of reports.
Course Type: Salary Incentive
Class Dates: May 30 - Jun 2
Building and Maintaining a Sound Behavioral Climate 013
Leadership/Management course related to ethics and professional behavior of CJ personnel..
Course Type: Salary Incentive
Class Dates: Jun 5 - Jun 9
Crisis Intervention #053
This course is designed to assist all level of officers when dealing with crisis situations.
Course Type: Salary Incentive
Class Dates: Jun 5 - Jun 9