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Professional Development Institute
                                                                                                                              THOMAS E. SMITH, CHIEF OF POLICE

                   Saint Paul Police Department

                                                                                                                    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Saving my partner: The day my warrior instincts kicked in.

 Brotherhood was a big reason Officer Brian Wanschura wanted to be a cop; it's also a big reason his partner is still alive... (More)

Lt. Kevin Dillon (Ret), L.O.C.K.U.P. , L.E.A.D.S. and PDI:

L.O.C.K.U.P.: Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers - 73 Attendees in October!!!

"Best Course I have taken in all my 13 years of experience!"  Eagan PD Officer

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the LOCKUP training! It was amazing information on techniques that make sense! You are a great instructor that obviously knows her stuff AND knows how to teach it. That combination isn’t as common as many think. Thanks for doing what you do and taking the time to share your knowledge with others that want to learn. I remember you saying you teach self-defense classes to young females." DNR-Enf Officer

L.E.A.D.S. Evaluation Summary (More)

Sgt. Ed Lemon,

I was covering an officer I was training on a call in which he was attempting to pick up a party on a parole violation warrant... (More)  

Sgt. Ed Lemon-

I am writing this letter to you about my impressions of the training program (L.E.A.D.S.) which I attended on July 9, 2013, presented by Lt Kevin F. Dillon...(more)

Judith Hanson
City of St Paul Atty's Office- Litigation

Sgt. Ed Lemon-

I wanted to take a minute to express my gratitude to you personally and to the St. Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute (PDI). (More)

Sgt. Ed Lemon-

I and other officers, of the Brooklyn Park Police Department, that have participated in St. Paul Police Professional Development Institute (SPPPDI) trainings would like to extend our appreciation... (More)

Sgt. Ed Lemon-

I have been a MACP (Modern Army Combatives Program) instructor for almost a decade in the Army National Guard.  Prior to meeting Kevin DIllon... (More)

PLEASE NOTE:  Once registered, failure to cancel at least 45 days prior to the class
will result in a CREDIT ONLY towards that or other PDI Courses in the future because of incurred set-up expenses.

Minnesota BCA Courses
SPPD'S Professional Development Institute provides premier quality courses that have been rated excellent by active police and correction officers!  We strive to set the Trends, not follow them!
 Sergeant Ed Lemon,
 SPPD Training Unit
 Phone:  (651) 336-0998

Course Evaluations

Course Survey
Date of Course Title of Course Lead By:
March 27  Data Practices: Criminal Records  SPPD Staff
April 9-10 Vice / Prostitution / Human Trafficking Investigation  SPPD Staff
April 23-24 Background Investigations  SPPD Staff
April 28-May 9  Police Motorcycle Operator Course   SPPD-Motor Unit
May 5-6 SWAT Operator Firearms Course (REQ'D to attend BASIC SWAT)  SPPD - SWAT
May 5-9  Technical Crash Investigation   SPPD Sgt G Gravesen and CRO'S
May 7-9 L.O.C.K.U.P. Integrated Combatives in ECQ - FULL  Lt Kevin DIllon / Pete Soulis
May 12-13 LOCKUP: Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers: 2-Day   Lt Kevin Dillon / Sgt Toni Weinbeck
May 15-16  Pistol Skills for Female Enforcers   SPPD-Range Staff
May 21-22 Lifeline / Calibre Press: The Bulletproof Warrior  Lt Col Grossman / Lt Jim Glennon 
May 27-30 Police Cyclist Course  SPPD Staff
May 28-30  LOCKUP: Integrated Combatives in Extreme CQ    Lt Kevin Dillon / Pete Soulis
May 29-30  Lifeline / Calibre Press: The Ultimate FTO   John Bostain
June 3-5 Essentials of Criminal Investigation  Gary Graff /
June 9-11 Ken Elmore's: AR-15 Basic Armorer Course  Ken Elmore
June 11-13 Ken Elmore's: AR-15 Advanced Armorer Course  Ken Elmore
June 16-20 Basic SWAT Operator Course   SPPD - SWAT
June 23-27 L.O.C.K.U.P. Basic Instructor Course - FULL  Lt Kevin Dillon (Ret)
July 21-25 EVOC Instructor Course  SPPD Staff
July 21-25  LOCKUP: Police Basic Rifle Operator Course  Tony Follen-Metro Transit PD
Jul 28-Aug 1  NASRO: Basic School Resource Officer  NASRO
Jul 30-Aug 1 L.O.C.K.U.P.: Counter-Ambush Integrated Tactics for Deadly Force  Lt Kevin Dillon / Pete Soulis
August 4  LOCKUP-SOULIS: Winning Mindset - Camp Ripley Location  Pete Soulis (Ret)
August 5-8  LOCKUP-SOULIS Shooting System Firearm Instructor-Camp Ripley  Pete Soulis (Ret)
August 5 Lifeline/Calibre Press: The Tactical Leader  Sgt Keith Wenzel (Ret)
August 6  Lifeline/Calibre Press: The Tactical Leader  Sgt Keith Wenzel (Ret)
August 11-15  L.O.C.K.U.P. Basic Instructor Course - Camp Ripley Location   Lt Kevin Dillon (Ret) and Staff
August 11  LOCKUP-SOULIS: Winning Mindset - Camp Ripley Location  Pete Soulis (Ret)
August 12-15  LOCKUP-SOULIS Shooting System Firearm Instructor-Camp Ripley   Pete Soulis (Ret)
August 25-29 Basic Under-cover Operations (Practicals: Reality Based Course)  SPPD-Narc Unit-Range-U of F Staff 
Sept 15-19  IPTM: Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents   Donald Barker and Michael Knox
Sept 22-26 Use of Force: Firearms Instructor Certification Program  SPPD-Use of Force and Range Staff
Sept 22-23  FBI-LEEDA: Identity Theft 2-Day Summit  Justin Feffer
Sept 30 GLOCK Basic Armorer Course  GLOCK
Oct 1-2 GLOCK Advanced Armorer Course  GLOCK
Oct 1-2 Street Safe: Surviving Violent Encounters  SPPD: Range and SWAT Staff
Oct 6-10 L.O.C.K.U.P. Intermediate Instructor Course  Lt Kevin Dillon (Ret) and Staff
Nov 4-5 Neil Nelson:  Interview and Interrogation    Cmdr Neil Nelson (Ret)
November 7  Sovereign Citizens for Law Enforcement   Rob Finch 
December 1   Lifeline/Calibre Press: The Warrior's Edge  Calibre Press Staff
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