Continuing Education (CE) Courses

Leadership & Management

SPI's comprehensive educational environment and world-recognized methods of instruction encourage a commitment to learning, self-improvement and peer networking long after courses are completed. Our management courses prepare officers for the rigors of leading a police agency in an ever-changing world. Our courses provide cutting edge management practices and are facilitated by forward-thinking faculty.

Leadership

Chief Executive Leadership (40 hours)

Leadership for the Law Enforcement Executive (24 hours)

Proactive Leadership: Budgeting and Survival Strategies (16 hours)

Management

Management of the Small Law Enforcement Agency (40 hours)

Managing Within Your Budget - Financially & Operationally* (40 hours)

Organizational Leadership & Problem Solving* (40 hours)

Personnel Development, Assessment & Liability* (40 hours)

Strategic Management* (40 hours)

*This course is part of the Organizational Management Certificate Program (OMCP), formerly titled Executive Leadership Certificate Program.

Specialized Skills

Since 1951, the Southern Police Institute's mission has been to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners by providing educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and prepare practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow. Our specialized skills courses expose participants to current trends in law enforcement, providing tools necessary to improve technical skills, diagnostic problem solving, communication skills, as well as knowledge of current administrative law and investigative practices.

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) (32 hours)

Crime Prevention and Introduction to Physical Security (32.5 hours)

Securing Houses of Worship: Church Safety and Security in a Changing World (16 hours)

Street Gangs & Hate Groups : History, Awareness & Identification (32 hours)

Investigations

Basic Death and Homicide Investigation (40 hours)

Background Investigation (16 hours)

Homicide Investigation (80 hours)

Introduction to Child Sex Crimes (16 hours)

Sex Crimes Investigations (40 hours)

Working, Controlling and Managing Major Cases (24 hours)

Financial Crimes Investigations (32 hours)

Intelligence

Intelligence Led Policing - Turning Theory Into Practice for Decision Makers (40 Hours) - NEW COURSE

Intelligence Preparation of the Beat (40 hours)

Intelligence Analysis of the Beat (40 Hours)

Professional Standards

Trends and Techniques in Internal Affairs (40 hours)

Recruitment

Practical Recruitment for Law Enforcement (24 hours) - NEW COURSE

PTO (Police Training Officer) National Academy Training

Basic Course (40 hours)

Train the Trainer (80 hours)

Implementation (16 hours)