From the Apopka Police Department
Congratulations to the Apopka Police Department’s Sergeants Cyndi Hall and Daniel Garcia, as well as the other graduating members of the 83rd Class of the Command Officer’s Development Course! The 83rd CODC consists of 44 officers representing 27 agencies from 6 states. The graduates of the 83rd CODC have spent two-week increments out of the past 5 months completing a total of 400 classroom hours, which is a pretty substantial commitment!
The Southern Police Institute (SPI) is a division of the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. It is an advanced education and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners. SPI accomplishes this mission by providing educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow. The Southern Police Institute consistently is ranked among the top law enforcement educational and training schools in the nation.
Since the creation of the Southern Police Institute in 1951, its program of instruction has been grounded in the belief that law enforcement is a demanding activity requiring the highest level of professional preparation. The Southern Police Institute was established by its founders to provide a place where that preparation can be undertaken. The present faculty and staff dedicate themselves to this mission and continue to maintain the standards of excellence established by their founders. They are uniquely qualified as researchers, consultants, teachers, and former law enforcement practitioners to guide and to direct the educational needs of today’s law enforcement professionals.