The Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute's (MDPSTI) Specialized Training Program, also known as the Entrepreneurial Program, was established in 1986 to provide highly specialized law enforcement and criminal justice training to members of the law enforcement community. What began as a relatively small and local pilot project has grown into an internationally recognized training program that has served law enforcement professionals from every continent around the globe.
Course topics range from introductory courses, such as Basic Fingerprint, to highly specialized and advanced courses, such as Underwater Police Science and Technology. Courses are generally three to five days in duration, and are hosted at the MDPSTI facility and various off-site training venues.
For more information, see the 2016 Training Course Catalog .
New Classes for 2016:
Advanced Interview and Interrogations
July 18-22, 2016
This practical course will provide students with the skills necessary to gain quality information from persons of interest, no matter what their status might be, as it relates to an investigation. An examination of the interview/interrogation process will give the students the tools necessary to expand their ability to build rapport, obtain accurate information, detect deception, and help facilitate an admission and/or confession.
Social Media & Open Source Intelligence Research and Investigations
August 8-12, 2016
This five day course is designed to take the student into the world of social media research and investigations in a safe and inconspicuos manner, using an abundance of social media resources that are widely used but under-considered as a source of information by most investigators. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops to use in class.
Terrorism Surveillance Detection Course
November 28-30, 2016
The purpose of this course is to make critical infrastructure employees and service providers aware of actions they can take to detect and report suspicious activities associated with adversarial surveillance. To achieve this goal, the provides an overview of surveillance activities and the indicators associated with them, as well as the actions that employees and service providers can take to report potential surveillance incidents.
Check the main page for updates to classes including cancelled courses.
CANCELLATION POLICY - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Due to rising cost and expenses generated by students who register for our courses and do not attend without notification, it has become necessary to institute the following policy:
In order to qualify for a full refund, students (or their employing agencies) must cancel no less than two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Cancellations must be received via e-mail and/or fax to the attention of the course coordinator. A confirmation of receipt and a cancellation number must be obtained from the coordinator. No claims will be accepted unless the aforementioned is adhered to. Cancellations made within the two week time period are subject to a $100 fee. Substitutions of students may be made at any time. Please call us immediately if you have any questions.
NOTE: NO-SHOWS (INCLUDING THOSE WHO CANCEL AFTER 3PM ON THE THURSDAY PRECEDING THE COURSE) WILL BE INVOICED THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE.