The Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute’s (MDPSTI) philosophy of multi-agency (shared) training provides an opportunity to enrich all public safety training with representation from various agencies, thereby offering not only networking opportunities, but opportunities for information sharing, problem-solving, and teambuilding with outside agencies.
Miami-Dade Police Department
The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is the Metropolitan Sheriff’s Office for Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is comprised of over 3,000 sworn police officers, and a civilian support staff of over 2,000, making it the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Florida.
The MDPSTI is the centralized training center for MDPD, and also serves as a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) regional training center for Region XIV, covering Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Federal Bureau of Investigations
Miami-Dade Police Department’s partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) provides a unique opportunity of the enhancement of law enforcement training for both local and federal officers. Joining forces with the FBI provides opportunities for the sharing of resources and information between local and federal agencies, including subject matter experts and instructors to enhance training provided to local law enforcement officers. In addition, the MDPSTI provides the FBI with a satellite South Florida training site for federal agents.
Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department
The merging of MDPD and Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department (MDCR) training allows for the unification of Miami-Dade County public safety training under a single management, and provides a broader spectrum of training for MDCR sworn and support personnel. This partnership unifies Miami-Dade public safety academies under a single umbrella, and allows for the seamless integration of their departmental mission statements and values throughout all training phases, and into the Field Training and Evaluation Program.