The Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute (MDPSTI), 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 2020 Training Course Catalog .
New Classes for 2020:
Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
Feb. 10 – 14
Internal Affairs Investigations
Feb. 24 – 28
Underwater Police Science & Technology
Mar. 2 – 13
Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabric and Digital Casework
Mar. 16 – 20
High Profile Murder Case Symposium
Apr. 13 - 16
Miami-Dade Police Department Global Cargo Theft Symposium
Apr. 28 – May 1
Public Information Officer Workshop
June 22 - 26
Open Source & Social Media Investigations for Law Enforcement
July 22-26, 2019
Crime Scene Investigations
Aug. 17 – 21
Advanced Fraud Investigations
Sept. 14 – 18
Sept. 28 – Oct. 2
Administration and Leadership Academy for Law Enforcement Civilians
Oct. 5 – 7
Basic Police Sniper/Observer Course
Oct. 19 – 23
Auto Theft Symposium
Nov. 2 – 6
Buried Body & Surface Skeleton Workshop
Nov. 16 – 20
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
Dec. 7 – 11
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.