Friday, September 12, 2014

Police Chief Opening City of Lakeland Florida

Latest Police Chief Search
Lakeland, Florida, is seeking a new Police Chief. With a population of more than 100,000 residents, the City of Lakeland is situated between Tampa and Orlando.

Lakeland operates under a Commission-Manager form of government. The City has more than 2,700 employees and the FY 2013-2014 budget is approximately $537 million. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager. The department is comprised of 227 sworn officers (1 Chief, 3 Assistant Chiefs, 4 Captains, 11 Lieutenants, 35 Sergeants and 173 Officers) and 117 civilian personnel and has a FY2014 budget of $38.3 million.

Bachelor’s degree and experience as a Chief, Deputy Chief, or Assistant Chief in a comparable department with a demonstrated progressively responsible career trajectory required. Master’s degree preferred. Florida experience and experience in CALEA and State accredited police agencies and work in a police department with union representation desired. Must possess FDLE certification as a law enforcement officer, or obtain certification within 9 months of appointment.
Interested parties can view the full position profile and apply online through our website. For additional information, contact Bill Peterson, Senior Vice President of Executive Search, at:
If you know of anyone who may be an excellent match for this exceptional opportunity, please feel free to forward this notice.

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SPIAA Board Busy at Boardmeeting

There was a lot to discuss at the recent Board Meeting in Louisville, KY.  You can read the highlights on the SPIAA website at

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014


  • Southern Police Institute Alumni Association President Todd Vinger and members of the SPIAA Board hosted a BBQ and get together/mixer on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, from 5:30 - 9 pm at the Sheriff's FOP Lodge 25, 719 Lynn Street, Louisville, KY  40217.  The SPIAA Board members will meet and greet the graduates of the 132nd AOC class.

To join or learn more about the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association visit the website at

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SPI Homicide Investigation Course in Two Locations

Delivered over 10 days. Each participant is granted  the opportunity to individually interact with the  instructors. Reading material and small group  problem solving supplement the classroom  instruction. At the completion of the course,  participants have the ability to differentiate between  accidental, suicidal, and homicidal death.

View Course Descriptions at Louisville, KY Omaha, NE

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Training October 20-24, 2014

PDF Registration Form at this link:



Intelligence Led Policing – Turning Theory into Practice
October 20 - 24, 2014

Southern Police Institute Alumni Association (SPIAA) Virginia Chapter will be hosting an Intelligence Led Policing/Leadership Model Training October 20 - 24, 2014, at the Hyatt Place Richmond Arboretum, 201 Arboretum Place, Richmond, Virginia 23236.  This training is open to all law enforcement officers with emphasis placed on command and executive level officers.  You do not have to be a SPIAA member to attend.

    Colonel Albert Frost, (Retired) Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, Hillsborough, Florida and Lieutenant Albert Selke, Hillsborough County  
    Sheriff’s Department, Hillsborough, Florida.  Colonel Frost has 33 years of law enforcement experience and is credited with developing and implementing 
    the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department ILP program known as “LINC.”  Both Colonel Frost and Lieutenant Selke have spoken at length about the
    Hillsborough ILP Policing Model at Southern Police Institute National Alumni Conferences and various other national law enforcement venues. 

·         Participants will gain an understanding of the precepts of Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) sufficient to support a decision to pursue ILP as an agency strategy;
·         Participants will gain an understanding of what it takes to make this new strategy a reality;
·         Participants will gain an understanding of how resource decisions are made within the ILP business model;
·         Participants will work in small groups to experience practical applications of the ILP concepts and ideologies;
·         Participants will gain insight on the methodologies utilized to implement the ILP strategy within their own organization.  

The Hyatt Place Richmond Arboretum – 201 Arboretum Place, Richmond, Virginia 23236.  Room rates are $65.00 per night plus tax for both single and double occupancy.  A block of rooms has been set aside for this training, therefore to make reservations email Joe Gajewski at or Yvonne Wright at and reference this training to receive the special rate.    

REGISTRATION FEE:  A registration fee of  $275.00 will be charged for each attendee and there are only 40 seats available for this course.  Check-in for the class will take place on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 8:00 am in the main meeting room at the Hyatt Place Richmond Arboretum  with training commencing at 9:00 am.  Attendees will be on their own for all meals with exception of breakfast each day, one working lunch and the reception being held on Monday, October 20, 2014, which is sponsored by the SPIAA Virginia Chapter. 
Fee includes:   Training, Training Materials, breakfast each day for all attendees, one lunch for all in attendance, the SPIAA Virginia Chapter reception on Monday evening, and 24 hours of DCJS In-Service Credit. (Virginia Law Enforcement Only.)

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