FDOT Grant Funded Traffic Safety & DUI Enforcement Training

Traffic Safety Courses

Advanced Traffic Homicide Investigation

Course Description

The student will learn additional laws of physics that apply to speed, acceleration and friction forces. The dynamics of a vehicle in motion with respect to airborne situations such as falls, vaults and flips will be covered. An introduction to linear momentum will complete this vehicle dynamics section. The student will also learn to analyze impact damages as it relates to vehicle and occupant movement.

This course is ideal for the Law Enforcement Professional on a career track to become a traffic crash reconstructionist. An exercise in the measurement of vehicle crush deformation will be conducted.

Course Topics

  • Vehicle Lamp Examination
  • Vehicle Tire Evaluation
  • Vehicle Dynamics, motion, distance and time
  • Vehicle Airborne Dynamics
  • Vehicle Damage Evaluation
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Practical Exercise

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only.

Salary Incentive Form

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be Florida law enforcement or public safety personnel (sworn or civilian) who's duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. Students must have successfully completed Basic Traffic Homicide, or it's equivalent. An equivalent would be "At Scene Traffic Crash Invest." Certificates from an equivalent course will be required.

What should I bring?

All materials for class work will be provided for this course. Please bring any measuring equipment for outdoors projects (Survey type equipment not needed)

Upcoming Classes

May 7 - 18, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 01/29/2018)
Palm Beach County, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL
Housing and meals are not available for this class

May 14 - 25, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 4/2/2018)
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FL
Housing and meals available for students traveling over 50 miles

June 4 - 15, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 4/2/2018)
Eastern Florida State College, 3865 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL
Housing and meals are not available for this class

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

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Basic Traffic Homicide Investigation

Course Description

The student will be refreshed on their duties and responsibilities at the scene of a crash. The student will learn how to identify evidence found on the roadway and from the vehicle. An introduction to some of the important mathematical calculations and physical laws will be given. Also, the student will learn how to measure and diagram, and how to use photography and video to document the scene. The student will also participate in practical exercises involving measuring and diagramming.

Course Topics

  • Physical evidence from the roadway
  • Physical evidence from the vehicle
  • Frictional forces and acceleration
  • Determining speeds from skid mark evidence
  • Crash scene photography
  • Methods of measuring crash scenes
  • Diagramming scenes and use of traffic templates
  • Case preparation

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only.

Salary Incentive Form

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be a Florida law enforcement officer who's duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. There are no additional requirements, but an aptitude towards mathematics and science is desirable.

What should I bring?

All materials for class work will be provided for this course. Please bring any measuring equipment for outdoors projects (Survey type equipment not needed)

Upcoming Classes

February 19 - March 2, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily   (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 1/17/2018)
Eastern Florida State College, 3865 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL
Housing and meals are not available for this class

Date: March 12 - March 23, 2018 | Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 02/12/2018)
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FL
Housing and meals available for students traveling over 50 miles

April 2 - 13, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 1/17/2018)
Palm Beach County, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL
Housing and meals are not available for this class

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

To register, fill out the form below.

Crash Scene and Crime Scene Mapping with Laser Technology

Course Description

The student will learn additional laws of physics that apply to speed, acceleration and friction forces. The dynamics of a vehicle in motion with respect to airborne situations such as falls, vaults and flips will be covered. An introduction to linear momentum will complete this vehicle dynamics section. The student will also learn to analyze impact damages as it relates to vehicle and occupant movement.

This course is ideal for the Law Enforcement Professional on a career track to become a traffic crash reconstructionist. An exercise in the measurement of vehicle crush deformation will be conducted.

This course will teach the student how to map a crash scene with maximum efficiency. The student will learn the geometric concepts of points, lines, and curves. The nomenclature of the mapping equipment along with the proper set up and leveling will be covered. This class has an intensive hands-on element and students will actually map numerous scenes under instructor guidance.

Course Topics

  • Overview mapping systems
  • Introduction to coordinate geometry
  • The LTI laser mapping system
  • Methods of measuring
  • Relocating the system
  • Measuring in 3 dimensions
  • Mapping data and the download process

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

None. Students must be active sworn law enforcement officers whose duties include crash investigation, or civilian employees of Florida law enforcement agencies who are crash investigators or crash investigation support personnel.

What should I bring?

Students will be learning the Laser Technology Map Star System. It is recommended that at least one system per every three students for an agency is brought with them to class. Additional spare systems will be very limited. If you would like to bring your own laptop computer, you are welcome to do so.

Upcoming Classes

January 29 - Feb. 2, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FL  32333
(Housing and meals available for students traveling over 50 miles for this class only)

April 23-27, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Tampa Police Department, 116 South 34th Street Room 112, Tampa, FL  33605

June 18-22, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Miami Police Department, 350 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL  33128

Cancelled July 30 - August 3, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Largo Police Department, 201 Highland Avenue, Largo, FL  33770 

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

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Speed Measurement Course

Course Description

This is the CJSTC and FDLE certified course for speed measurement. The student will become a certified operator of Doppler radar and laser equipment.

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only.

Salary Incentive Form

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

​To attend this training, the participant must be a sworn Florida law enforcement officer.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided for this course.

Upcoming Classes

January 8 -12, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 12/12/2018)
Palm Beach County, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL

April 2 - 5, 2018 | 10-hour days
Lake County Institute of Public Safety, 1565 Lane Park Cutoff, Tavares, FL  32778

April 23 - 27, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Administration Building (room 161), 10750 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33778

Cancelled  July 9-13, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 4/30/2018) cancelled
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FL  32333

Enrollment Information

During training, the student is expected to attend the entire class. Absence due to medical, family or agency requirements must be approved by the instructor and made up on the student's own time. The maximum time that may be made up is 10%. If more than 10% is missed, the student will be withdrawn from training.

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

To register, fill out the form below.

Speed Measurement Instructor

Course Description

This course will provide training of both radar and laser speed measurement devices and prepare the student instructor to present the “Florida Laser / Radar Operator Course” for certification of attendees. The student instructor will learn the different scientific principles, proper operation, and various aspects of equipment use such as testing and verification protocols, case law, health issues, and many other operational considerations. Students will also take part in teaching exercises that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the operator.

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

  • Attendee must be a certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer
  • Completion of Instructor Techniques, Laser Radar Operator, and three years experience with radar and laser (FDLE Requirement)

What should I bring?

It is recommended that the student bring an agency radar and/or laser with them to this class.

Upcoming Classes

April 30 - May 4, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Florida Public Safety Institute, Havana, FL 32333

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

To register, fill out the form below.

Traffic Crash Reconstruction

Course Description

The student will be refreshed on their duties and responsibilities at the scene of a crash. The student will learn how to identify evidence found on the roadway and from the vehicle. An introduction to some of the important mathematical calculations and physical laws will be given. Also, the student will learn how to measure and diagram, and how to use photography and video to document the scene. The student will also participate in practical exercises involving measuring and diagramming.

Course Topics

  • Physical evidence from the roadway
  • Physical evidence from the vehicle
  • Frictional forces and acceleration
  • Determining speeds from skid mark evidence
  • Crash scene photography
  • Methods of measuring crash scenes
  • Diagramming scenes and use of traffic templates
  • Case preparation

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only.

Salary Incentive Form

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be a Florida law enforcement officer who's duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. Participants must have taken and passed Basic Traffic Homicide and Advanced Traffic Homicide, or it's equivalent. Certificates will be required, equivalent training will be evaluated on a case to case basis. There are no additional requirements, but an aptitude towards mathematics and science is desirable.

What should I bring?

All materials for class work will be provided for this course. Please bring any measuring equipment for outdoors projects (Survey type equipment not needed)

Upcoming Classes

Date: June 18 - June 29, 2018 | Time: 8 AM - 5 PM Daily (TWO SEATS REMAIN OPEN AS OF 3/5/2018)
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FL
Housing and meals available for students traveling over 50 miles

Cancelled Date: July 9 - July 20, 2018| Time: 8 AM - 5 PM Daily
Eastern Florida State College, 3865 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL
Housing and meals are not available for this class

Date: TBA | Time: TBA (Cancelled, possible reschedule later in 2018)
Tampa Police Department Training Center, 116 34th Street, Tampa, FL 33605
Housing and meals are not available for this class

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

To register, fill out the form below.

 

DUI Training Courses

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

Course Description

This is the current 24-hour NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing curriculum. Students will learn methods and techniques to recognize and interpret evidence of DUI violations. Administer and interpret SFST's, and describe DUI evidence in written reports and verbal testimony. The students will participate in hands-on training during the administration of two wet labs with live subjects.

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be a Florida law enforcement officer or Assistant State Attorney.

What should I bring?

​A flashlight will be needed for practical's. All other materials will be provided.

Upcoming Classes

January 10 - 12, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Winter Park PD, 500 North Virginia Avenue, Winter Park, FL  32789

January 22 - 24, 2018 | Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Tues.-Wed. 1 - 10 p.m.
Panama City FHP Station, 6030 CR 2321, Panama City, FL, 32404

January 26 - 28, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Marion County Sheriff's Office, 692 NE 30th Avenue, Ocala, FL, 34475

February 5 - 7, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Port Orange Police Department, 4545 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL  32129

March 5 - 7, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Eastern Florida State College, Public Safety Institute, 3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935

March 28 - 30, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, 2601 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34744

April 11 - 13, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Atlantic Beach Police Department, 850 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL  32233

April 16 - 18, 2018 | Mon-Wed. 1 -10 p.m.
Santa Fe College, 3737 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609

April 18 - 20, 2018 | Wed.-Fri. 1 -10 p.m.

Lake Technical College, Institute of Public Safety, 1565 Lane Cutoff Road, Tavares, FL  32778

May 7 - 9, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 4215 Cherry Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33409

May 22-24, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Daily
Kissimmee Police Department, 8 North Stewart Avenue, Kissimmee, FL  34741

May 29 - 31, 2018 |  1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Northwestern Florida State College, Criminal Justice Training Center, 100 College Blvd., Building 510, Niceville, FL  32578

Cancelled June 11 - 13, 2018 | 1 -10 p.m. Daily
FHP TRoop G Headquarters, 7322 Normandy BLVD., Jacksonville, FL 32205

Cancelled June 13 - 15, 2018 | 1 -10 p.m. Daily
University of Central Florida, 3610 Libra Drive, Orlando, FL 32816

Cancelled June 18 - 20, 2018 | 1 -10 p.m. Daily
Indian River State College, 4600 Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce, FL  34981

Cancelled June 20 - 22, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, 2601 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Cancelled July 30 - August 1, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 4215 Cherry Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33409

Cancelled August 1 - August 3, 2018 |  1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Lakeland Police Department, 3131 Centurion Drive, Lakeland, FL  33805

Cancelled August 13 - August 15, 2018 | 1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Eastern Florida State College, Public Safety Institute, 3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935

Cancelled August 13 - August 15, 2018 |  1 - 10 p.m. Daily
Miami Police Department, 350 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL  33128

Cancelled August 27 - 29, 2018 | 1 -10 p.m. Daily
Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

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Spanish for Law Enforcement

Course Description

This is a 40 hour introductory Spanish language education course. The intent of this class is to teach law enforcement officers basic and effective techniques for communicating with limited English Speaking individuals (Spanish speaking). The topics included in the class are designed to provide students with basic terms and phrases to better communicate with the ever-growing population of Spanish speaking citizens of Florida, and bridge an important gap in communication. There is no requirement of prior Spanish language education required to take this class, it is intended to enhance the skills of those officers not fluent in the Spanish Language.

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

  • Attendee must be a certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer or Assistant State Attorney currently employed in the Florida Criminal Justice System.

What should I bring?

All materials for this course will be provided by the Florida Public Safety Institute.

Upcoming Classes

April 30 - May 4 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (THIS CLASS IS FULL AS OF 3/1/2018)
Pensacola Police Department, 711 Hayne Street, Pensacola, FL 32501

May 21 - May 25, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Daily
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, 2601 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34744

June 4 - June 8, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily 
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FLorida
Housing and meals available for students traveling over 50 miles

Cancelled July 16 - 20, 2018| 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, 4215 Cherry Road, West Palm Beach, FL  33409

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Register

To register, fill out the form below.

DUI Instructor

Course Description

Attendees leave this National Highway Traffic Safety Administration course equipped to training officers in house or at their academy in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This program includes all materials needed to teach FST training. Attendees will learn to administer training utilizing both a "dry workshop" (videos of impaired drinking subjects) and a "wet lab workshop" (with actual drinking subjects). Instructor techniques as they pertain to teaching this subject are included and the students will be required to participate in a teaching presentation.​

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

  • Attendee must be a certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer or Assistant State Attorney currently employed in the Florida Criminal Justice System.
  • Successful Completion of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course. This course may have been taken at any US jurisdiction training facility as long as it included actual wet lab exercises. DUI experience may be used to wave the wet lab requirement. It is recommended that the attendee have completed the Florida Instructor Techniques course (not mandatory at this time). At the beginning of the course each student will be required to show the ability to administer the three standardized field sobriety tests properly. Passing this test requires that the participants administer the complete test battery at least once, in the presence of an instructor, without deleting or erroneously performing any of the critical administrative elements of the tests. Failure to properly administer these three tests will result in the dismissal from the course.

What should I bring?

It is recommended that each student bring their 24-hour SFST student book with them to class along with a computer that has PowerPoint or its equivalent to class. (You will need a copy of your 24 hour NHTSA SFST certificate of completion)

Upcoming Classes

Feb. 12 - 16, 2018 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily 
Florida Public Safety Institute, 75 College Drive, Havana, FL
Housing and meals available for students traveling over 50 miles

April 23 - April 27, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Daily
Osceola County Sheriff's Office, 2601 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34744 (CANCELLED)

Cancelled August 13 - August 17, 2018 | 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Daily
Eastern Florida State College, Public Safety Institute, 3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935

Enrollment Information

​Tuition for this training is provided through a FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute. 

Register

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FDOT Grant

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For all classes held at the Florida Public Safety Institute, if the travel for the student is over 50 miles, the tuition, lodging, and meals are paid in full by the grant. For all regional training classes, the food and lodging will be the responsibility of the officer's agency. All inquiries regarding accommodations at regional trainings locations should be made with your local Law Enforcement Liaisons, or hosting agency contacts.

Register for a Course

Registration is currently closed for DUI and Traffic Safety courses.