Continuing Education (CE) Courses

All Continuing Education Courses are approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC)

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.


First-Line Supervisor Course (40 hours)

Leadership for the Law Enforcement Executive (24 hours)


Management of the Small Law Enforcement Agency (40 hours)

Commanding the Narrative: Media Mastery for Law Enforcement Leaders  (32 hours) - formerly "Public Information Officer Course - Managing the Media in Law Enforcement"

 Organizational Management Certificate Program (OMCP)

*These components are offered and may be taken independently; however, all four courses must be completed to earn the optional Organizational Management Certificate.  

Performance Management: From Budgeting to Operations*  (40 hours)

Organizational Leadership & Problem Solving* (40 hours)

Personnel Development, Assessment & Liability* (40 hours)

Strategic Management for 21st Century Policing* (40 hours)


Specialized Skills

Since 1951, the Southern Police Institute's mission has been to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitionersby 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 (32 hours)


Basic Death and Homicide Investigation (40 hours)

The Hiring Process and Background Investigation (16 hours)

Homicide Investigation (80 hours)

Sex Crimes Investigations (40 hours)


Intelligence Led Policing - Turning Theory Into Practice (40 Hours)

Professional Standards

Internal Affairs: Policy, Practice & Legal Considerations (40 hours) 

PTO (Police Training Officer) Courses

Basic Course (40 hours)

Victim Services 

Victim Services in Law Enforcement: Design, Implementation and Evaluation (40 hours)


If you are interested in bringing a Continuing Education course to your agency through either a contract or co-host, click here to learn more!