Specialized Training Program

The Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute & Research Center (MDPSTIRC), Specialized Training Unit (STU) currently coordinates and provides instruction in a vast array of specialized training seminars. As part of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the southeastern United States, the STU has been providing practical and innovative training programs for law enforcement since 1988. This unit provides an essential service to law enforcement agencies from both throughout the country and abroad. As such, this unit develops and coordinates advanced technical, investigative, and specialized training programs that involve a high degree of expertise and knowledge of all aspects pertaining to the law enforcement environment. Each course addresses a topic of critical concern and is presented with the highest caliber of professional instruction.

All STU courses include lunch, snacks and costs of all student notebooks or manuals, as well as selected promotional items. Breakfast, dinner, welcome and farewell receptions are also included on select courses. Students from all over the United States and from over 46 foreign countries have traveled to Miami to participate in our courses. STU course instructors are drawn from throughout the world to provide students with the latest, state-of-the-art information. Each instructor has been rated for presentation skills and only those with the highest rating are selected for courses conducted by this unit. The STU recognizes that most of these training programs are intensive; therefore, the Unit has always remained committed to providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and relaxation, always ensuring that the student learning experience is second-to-none.

For more information, see the Training Course Catalog PDF.

New Classes for 2023:

Public Information Officer Workshop

February 6 –10

Cold Case Investigations

February 13 –15

Auto Theft Symposium

March 6 – 10

Physiological and Psychological Principles of Shooting for Females in Law Enforcement

March 27 –29

Internal Affairs Investigations

March 27 – 31

Social Media and Open Source Investigations

April 3 – 4

Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics & Digital Casework

April 17 – 21

Miami-Dade Police Department Global Cargo Theft Symposium

April 25 – 28

Advanced Auto Crimes Investigations

May 8 – 12

Underwater Police Science & Technology

May 8 – 19

Fingerprinting Techniques, Evaluation and Analysis of Fingerprint Evidence

May 22 – 26

Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics & Digital Casework

June 12 – 16

Crime Scene Investigations

August 7 – 11

High Profile Murder Case Symposium

August 21 – 24

Advanced Fraud Investigations

August 28 – 31

Homicide Investigations

September 25 – 29

Administration and Leadership Academy for Law Enforcement Civilians

October 10 – 12

Social Media and Open Source Investigations

October 10 – 11

Basic Police Sniper/Observer Course

October 16 – 20

Auto Theft Symposium

October 30 – November 3

Crime Scene Photography Workshop

November 6 – 8

Heroes Involved in Violent Encounters (H.I.V.E.)

November 13 – 17

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop

December 4 – 8

Violent Crime Scene Reconstruction

December 11 – 15

Check the main page for updates to classes including canceled courses.





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.








Classroom / Hotel Information

City of Doral Police Training Center
(Partnering Agency Training Venue)
3719 N.W. 97 Avenue, Doral, FL 33178

As a courtesy to our students, the STU has pre-negotiated special room rates at the hotel listed below.

InterContinental at Doral Miami
2505 N.W. 87 Avenue, Doral , Florida 33172

For reservations, please call (305) 468-1400 and refer to the course name in order to receive the special negotiated rate.


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