FDOT Grant Funded Traffic Safety Courses

FDOT Grant

Florida Department of Transportation LogoFDOT classes are grant funded for all sworn Florida law enforcement officers. Due to specific funding restrictions, non-sworn personnel are not covered under the tuition waiver. However, consideration will be granted based on availability. Prior to registering online, non-sworn personnel should contact us at traffsafe@tcc.fl.edu to obtain approval. Upon approval, non-sworn personnel may attend. A tuition fee may apply.

For all classes held at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana, Florida: 

If travel for the student is over 50 miles, the tuition, lodging, and meals are paid in full by the grant. For all regional training classes, the meals and lodging will be the responsibility of the officer's agency. 

TRAFFIC SAFETY COURSES

Advanced Traffic Homicide Investigation

Course Description

The student will learn additional laws of physics that apply to speed, acceleration, and friction forces. The dynamics of a vehicle in motion with respect to airborne situations such as falls, vaults, and flips will be covered. An introduction to linear momentum will complete this vehicle dynamics section. The student will also learn to analyze impact damages as it relates to vehicle and occupant movement.

This course is ideal for the Law Enforcement Professional on a career track to become a traffic crash reconstructionist. An exercise in the measurement of vehicle crush deformation will be conducted.

Course Topics

  • Vehicle Lamp Examination
  • Vehicle Tire Evaluation
  • Vehicle Dynamics, motion, distance and time
  • Vehicle Airborne Dynamics
  • Vehicle Damage Evaluation
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Practical Exercise

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only.

Salary Incentive Form

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be Florida law enforcement or public safety personnel (sworn or civilian) whose duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. Students must have successfully completed Basic Traffic Homicide, or its equivalent. An equivalent would be "At Scene Traffic Crash Invest." Certificates from an equivalent course will be required.

What should I bring?

All materials for classwork will be provided for this course. Please bring any measuring equipment for outdoors projects (Survey type equipment not needed) 

Upcoming Classes

 

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Enrollment Information

Tuition for this training is provided through an FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Lodging and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Basic Traffic Homicide Investigation

Course Description

The student will be refreshed on their duties and responsibilities at the scene of a crash. The student will learn how to identify evidence found on the roadway and from the vehicle. An introduction to some of the essential mathematical calculations and physical laws will be given. Also, the student will learn how to measure and diagram and how to use photography and video to document the scene. The student will also participate in practical exercises involving measuring and diagramming.

Course Topics

  • Physical evidence from the roadway
  • Physical evidence from the vehicle
  • Frictional forces and acceleration
  • Determining speeds from skid mark evidence
  • Crash scene photography
  • Methods of measuring crash scenes
  • Diagramming scenes and use of traffic templates
  • Case preparation

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only. 

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be a Florida law enforcement officer whose duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. There are no additional requirements, but an aptitude towards mathematics and science is desirable.

What should I bring?

All materials for classwork will be provided for this course. Please bring any measuring equipment for outdoors projects (Survey type equipment not needed) 

Upcoming Classes

Dates/Locations:

January 17-26, 2023 (Tues-Fri & Mon-Thurs)

Tarpon Springs Police Department

444 S Huey Ave

Tarpon Springs, FL  34689

 

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Enrollment Information

Tuition for this training is provided through an FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Crash Scene Mapping With Speed Laser Technology

Course Description

The student will learn additional laws of physics that apply to speed, acceleration, and friction forces. The dynamics of a vehicle in motion with respect to airborne situations such as falls, vaults, and flips will be covered. An introduction to linear momentum will complete this vehicle dynamics section. The student will also learn to analyze impact damages as it relates to vehicle and occupant movement.

This course is ideal for the Law Enforcement Professional on a career track to become a traffic crash reconstructionist. An exercise in the measurement of vehicle crush deformation will be conducted.

This course will teach the student how to map a crash scene with maximum efficiency. The student will learn the geometric concepts of points, lines, and curves. The nomenclature of the mapping equipment, along with the proper setup, and leveling will be covered. This class has an intensive hands-on element, and students will map numerous scenes under instructor guidance.

Course Topics

  • Overview mapping systems
  • Introduction to coordinate geometry
  • The LTI laser mapping system
  • Methods of measuring
  • Relocating the system
  • Measuring in 3 dimensions
  • Mapping data and the download process

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

None. Students must be active sworn law enforcement officers whose duties include crash investigation, or civilian employees of Florida law enforcement agencies who are crash investigators or crash investigation support personnel.

What should I bring?

Students will be learning the Laser Technology Map Star System. It is recommended that at least one system per every three students for an agency is brought with them to class. Additional spare systems will be very limited. If you would like to bring your own laptop computer, you are welcome to do so.

Upcoming Classes 

Dates/Times:

November 14-18, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

*Florida Public Safety Institute

75 College Drive

Havana, FL  33222 

*If travel is more than 50 miles, meals & lodging covered under grant.

   

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Enrollment Information 

Tuition for this training is provided through an FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Speed Measurement Course

Course Description

This is the CJSTC and FDLE certified course for speed measurement. The student will become a certified operator of Doppler radar and laser equipment.

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 40 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only. 

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be a sworn Florida law enforcement officer.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided for this course. 

Upcoming Classes

 

COMING SOON !

   

Enrollment Information

During training, the student is expected to attend the entire class. Absence due to medical, family, or agency requirements must be approved by the instructor and made-up on the student's own time. The maximum time that may be made up is 10%. If more than 10% is missed, the student will be withdrawn from training.

Tuition for this training is provided through an FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Speed Measurement Instructor

Course Description

This course will provide training of both radar and laser speed measurement devices and prepare the student instructor to present the “Florida Laser / Radar Operator Course” for certification of attendees. The student instructor will learn the different scientific principles, proper operation, and various aspects of equipment use such as testing and verification protocols, case law, health issues, and many other operational considerations. Students will also take part in teaching exercises that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the operator.

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 40 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only. 

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

  • Attendee must be a certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer
  • Completion of Instructor Techniques, Laser Radar Operator, and three years experience with radar and laser (FDLE Requirement)

What should I bring?

It is recommended that the student bring an agency radar and/or laser with them to this class. 

Upcoming Classes 

 

COMING SOON !

                                 

Enrollment Information

Tuition for this training is provided through an FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

Traffic Crash Reconstruction

Course Description

The student will be refreshed on their duties and responsibilities at the scene of a crash. The student will learn how to identify evidence found on the roadway and from the vehicle. An introduction to some of the essential mathematical calculations and physical laws will be given. Also, the student will learn how to measure and diagram and how to use photography and video to document the scene. The student will also participate in practical exercises involving measuring and diagramming.

Course Topics

  • Physical evidence from the roadway
  • Physical evidence from the vehicle
  • Frictional forces and acceleration
  • Determining speeds from skid mark evidence
  • Crash scene photography
  • Methods of measuring crash scenes
  • Diagramming scenes and use of traffic templates
  • Case preparation

Salary Incentive

This course qualifies for 80 hours of Salary Incentive Credit by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission for law enforcement attendees only. 

Course Details

Prerequisite(s)

To attend this training, the participant must be a Florida law enforcement officer whose duties include the investigation of traffic crashes or support of crash investigators. Participants must have taken and passed Basic Traffic Homicide and Advanced Traffic Homicide, or it's equivalent. Certificates will be required; equivalent training will be evaluated on a case to case basis. There are no additional requirements, but an aptitude towards mathematics and science is desirable.

What should I bring?

All materials for classwork will be provided for this course. Please bring any measuring equipment for outdoors projects (Survey type equipment not needed) 

Upcoming Classes                                               

 

COMING SOON !

    

Enrollment Information

Tuition for this training is provided through an FDOT grant. There is no cost to students or their agency. Housing and meals are only provided for courses held at the Florida Public Safety Institute for students residing beyond 50 miles from the Institute.

IMPORTANT!

Prior to registering, approval MUST be obtained by appropriate agency personnel. Onine registration for the attending officer should be made by a supervisor or training officer. 

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For questions, please contact Therese Willis, FDOT Training Coordinator at (850) 201-7739 or send email to: traffsafe@tcc.fl.edu

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Upon completion of your online registration, an email will be sent to the email address(es) provided within 2 business days to officially confirm registration. If you do not receive confirmation within this timeframe, please send an email to traffsafe@tcc.fl.edu.