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Interested in bringing Community Policing training to your agency but think you can’t afford it?

Think Again!

The Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College, through its Florida Regional Community Policing Institute (FL RCPI) has been training law enforcement and the communities they serve in the tenets of community policing since 1997. The FL RCPI can provide your agency with the skills and techniques used to:

  • Understand what Community Policing is and what it is not...
  • Build and sustain partnerships with community members, businesses and other stakeholders...
  • Problem Solve through the tested S.A.R.A. problem solving model...
  • Provide your officers with job satisfaction as they help stop crime before it happens through collaborative partnerships.

When the FL RCPI first began providing community policing training to police departments in Florida, many of our instructors and police officers alike told us how they were burned out from the constant cycle of arresting, and re-arresting the same people over and over again. There was no job satisfaction in that scenario. Once they began using the techniques taught in “Introduction to Community Policing,” and began to work with the community, they saw their job satisfaction increase. When the community members attend the same training and go through the process of multi-voting to identify the most important problems they are having in their neighborhood, the community now has a stake in the outcome. They work with your officers to curb the crime. They form neighborhood associations and crime watches in order to keep the “broken windows” out of their neighborhoods.

Let an FL RCPI training coordinator work with you to provide you with a training package that will help your agency reach its goals. Training packages are affordable and flexible.

Many of the instructors that were instrumental in the success of the FL RCPI have since become chiefs of police and have taken the philosophy of community policing with them. Community Policing works. Become part of the solution for your agency. Call us today @ 727.341.4581 and ask to speak to an FL RCPI Training Coordinator!

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Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Executive Session on Police Leadership website

The Center for Public Safety Innovation announces the launch of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Executive Session on Police Leadership website at www.bjaexecutivesessiononpoliceleadership.org. This collaborative effort between SPC and BJA, the multi-year Executive Session (2010-2014), focused on the role of policing and police leaders in the changing environment of 21st century public safety.

St. Petersburg College awarded grant to help prevent suicide among firefighters

SPC’s Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) has received a $190,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for suicide prevention training for firefighters. While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, preventing suicide among the nation’s first responders is a year-round focus for CPSI.

Innovative Strategies for human Trafficking Investigations - 3rd Annual Conference

May 28th - 30th, 2014 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, FL. Training provided for: Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, DCF, Child Protective Investigators, Code Enforcement. Download the registration form. RSVP to 2014conference@iahti.org

The Effects of Vacant and Abandoned Properties (Register Here)

This free online course is intended for law enforcement and code compliance officers who occupy the front lines on streets and in neighborhoods, and who deal with citizens and other stakeholders who directly and daily deal with the negative aspects of abandoned properties and neighborhood decline.

Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative

We have exciting news. Not In Our Town has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to increase hate crime awareness and foster safety and inclusion for communities nationwide. The Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative will provide vital new resources for law enforcement professionals and facilitate connections between law enforcement and community partners.

August, 2012: Florida RCPI is the Recipient of Two COPS Office 2012 Funding Awards

The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced their 2012 funding awards in August. In the category of COPS Community Policing Development Grants. (more...)

Healthy Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health

September 18, 2012 - Last year, 177 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty and 143 committed suicide. These deaths are devastating and unacceptable. The National Institute of Justice has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. The experts on this panel will discuss some of the evidence-based practices and policies that law enforcement agencies can put into operation to reduce officer deaths and improve wellness and performance.

Bath Salts - A Drug of Concern

Important information regarding the Bath Salt Drug.

Mobile Hurricane Web Application

The Mobile Hurricane Web App was developed by St. Petersburg College's Center for Public Safety Innovation housed at the Allstate Center campus, to provide residents of Pinellas County, Florida, with a dynamic Web application that can be used before, during, and after a hurricane.

Human Trafficking – Slavery in the 21st Century

March 15, 2012 - Watch our web broadcast as our expert panel addresses this international issue that affects close to 27 million people in 161 countries.

Mortgage Fraud and Vacant Property Crime

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is offering training and technical assistance (TTA) for state and local agencies and organizations that need help in their efforts to prevent, investigate and prosecute mortgage fraud and crimes associated with vacant properties.

Upcoming Training

  Training is offered at no cost, unless noted otherwise.

>The Effects of Vacant and Abandoned Properties (Register Here)

This free online course is intended for law enforcement and code compliance officers who occupy the front lines on streets and in neighborhoods, and who deal with citizens and other stakeholders who directly and daily deal with the negative aspects of abandoned properties and neighborhood decline.

Human Trafficking Training - Register Now!

Ongoing - Training is provided in partnership with various RCPIs and BJA.

 

 

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In Harm's Way

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Halt Human Trafficking

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The Fire that Burns Within

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Executive Session on Police Leadership

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